SOMALIA: AL SHABAAB BEHEADS 60-YEAR-OLD ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT
January 19, 2016: Somali militant group al-Shabaab publicly beheaded an elderly man in Southern Somalia after accusing him of practicing witchcraft. The execution took place in the town of Kuntawarey of Lower Shabelle region, about 160KM Southwest of the capital Mogadishu in the evening while a large crowd watched, including women and children.
According to Al-Shabaab officials, the unnamed 60-year old man admitted in front of their own court to have been practicing witchcraft. (Source: Horseed Media, 21/01/2016)