SOMALIA: AL-SHABAB MILITANTS EXECUTE MAN ON MURDER CHARGES, CUT OFF THIEF'S HAND
|Islamist Al-Shabaab rebels
April 26, 2010: witnesses say militants from Somalia's al-Shabab Militia Â executed a man they convicted of murder and cut off the hands of an accused thief after injecting him with anesthesia.
Hundreds of Mogadishu residents gathered to watch the firing squad execution, which was carried out by three masked men from the al-Shabab militia.
Resident Abdulle Lugey says the militants also chopped off the hand of a thief after two nurses injected him with anesthesia. Then a waiting ambulance rushed him to a hospital. The militants displayed mattresses they said the man had stolen from trucks.
The hard-line militants carry out amputations, stonings and lashings as punishment. Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991. (Sources: Canadian Press, 26/04/2010)