SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS EXECUTE 'ETHIOPIA SPY'
March 20, 2015: The Al-Qaeda linked extremist group in Somalia executed a man for allegedly being a spy for the neighboring Ethiopian government, the latest in series of executions by the group which is trying to extend its shrinking areas of control. Ali Salad Majin, a 20-year old Somali man was executed by firing squad in Galhareri, a rural village in Galgadud region after an ad-hoc court run by Al-Shabab convicted him of spying for Ethiopia, which has troops fighting against Al-Shabaab in Somalia. A self-proclaimed judge read the verdict at an open ground in the town, as a crowd gathered to watch the execution.
Reading the verdict, the judge declared that the convicted man admitted to allÂ the charges, and immediately sentenced him to death by firing squad. "He admitted all charges, including the responsibility of the killing of many Muslims by Ethiopian troops in Elbur, thus the Islamic court sentenced him to death by firing squad," he told the crowd, referring to a town in central Somalia. (Source: Hiiraan Online, 21/03/2015)