SOMALIA: PUNTLAND COURT SENTENCES TO DEATH AL SHABAAB LINKED MAN
November 12, 2011: a court in Somaliaâ€™s semi-autonomous state of Puntland sentenced a man found guilty of having links with the al Qaeda affiliated group al Shabaab to death.
Osman Abdi Gabow confessed to being involved in security related activities in parts of Puntland towns, according to Puntland judge Ali Nur Jama in Garowe town.
The judge also told the media that there is evidence, including video, showing he took part in several vandalism activities.
â€śMr. Osman was sentenced to death for his involvements in roadside bomb attacks in Garowe, the capital of Puntland state and the port town of Bosaso, about 1,500 km north of Mogadishuâ€ť Jama was quoted as saying and added that several Puntland officials were killed in those bomb attacks. (Sources: Allheadlinenews.com, 13/11/2011)