SOMALIA: SOMALI SOLDIER GIVEN DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDERING CIVILIAN
January 14, 2019:
Somali military court on 12 January 2019 sentenced an army officer to the death penalty after he was found guilty of intentionally killing a civilian identified as Dayah Iman Hassan on 21st October last year near Seybiyano locality in Hodan district, Mogadishu. (Sources: allafrica.com, 12/01/2019)
The judge of the court, col. Hassan Ali Nuur Shute said the decision of the court was based on the evidence provided by the witnesses before the court and thus the accused was sentenced to death.
The court also said that the convicted person can apply for an appeal if he is not satisfied with the verdict.