SOMALIA: MAN EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD FOR RAPING THREE-YEAR-OLD STEPDAUGHTER
July 15, 2021:
A man sentenced to death for raping his three-year-old stepdaughter was executed by firing squad on 15 July 2021 in southern Somalia’s Jubaland state. (Source: Daily Mail, 15/07/2021)
BBC reports that the man, Hussein Adan Ali, had been chewing khat leaves, a mild stimulant, when he sexually assaulted the child.
It is currently not known when the incident took place but the child died on 14 July of injuries.
Ali, 28, was found guilty during the court session in Dhobley town on 14 July.
The court session was televised but it did not show if lawyers were present or if the accused was given an opportunity to appeal.
Court officials and traditional clan elders reviewed the evidence before their ruling. The court said the death sentence given was permitted under Islamic law.