SOMALIA: FEDERAL GOVT EXECUTES FOUR SOLDIERS
July 27, 2013: The Somali Military Court executed four federal government soldiers at Mogadishu police academy in the morning, Garowe Online reports.
The four men -- Ali Mohamed Aden, Osman Mohamed Dirie, Ibrahim Mohamed Hussein and Hassan Mohamud Abukar -- were convicted of murder and they were executed by the Somali Federal Government firing squad with court, police and military officials present.
Speaking to the media at the spot, the chairman of Somalia's Military court Col. Liban Ali Yarow said three of the executed soldiers were charged with murder of military official named Afdhere in Mogadishu on 7 July 2009 while the other one was charged with murder of a civilian in May 2012. (Sources: allafrica.com, 27/07/2013)