SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT SENTENCES AL-SHABAAB MEMBER TO DEATH
July 7, 2014: Liban Ali Yarow, Somali Military Court Chairman, sentenced Awiye Ahmed Jamaâ€™ to death for a bomb attack in Mogadishu in 2013.
According to the military court, Awiye Ahmed Jamaâ€™ admitted that he was a member of Al-Shabaab and one of the bombers who detoned an explosive laden laptop in Maka Al-Mukarama hotel on 8 November 2013.
On the same day, a car bomb attack outside the hotel killed at least six people and left the area covered with blood and burning vehicles. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the blast. (Sources: Radio Mogadishu/Al Shahid/Universaltv/SNTV, 08/07/2014)