SOMALIA: PUNTLAND EXECUTES TWO AL SHABAAB CONVICTED TERRORISTS
December 10, 2011: Government officials in Somaliaâ€™s Puntland State say they have executed two men convicted of committing terrorism crimes in Puntland, Radio Garowe reports.
Puntlandâ€™s Attorney-General Mohamud Hassan Awâ€™Osman told the media during a press conference in the Puntland capital of Garowe that the two men were executed by firing squad.
â€śThe two men were convicted of terrorism crimes and they both have confessed openly,â€ť said Puntlandâ€™s Attorney-General, who showcased videotape confessions to the media.
The two men were identified as Mr. Abdullahi Abdulle Iman and Mr. Osman Abdi Gabow. Both men are from south-central Somalia, according to Puntland security sources.
Mr. Awâ€™Osman, the Attorney-General, told reporters that Mr. Iman was convicted of killing two persons â€“ a policeman and a community elder. The second man, Mr. Gabow, was convicted after confessing to have killed five persons in Puntlandâ€™s port city of Bossaso â€“ including two policemen and three civilians.
â€śAl Shabaab terrorist group has declared to kill anyone who is active or educated in Puntlandâ€¦and so we have declared no mercy for anyone associated with Al Shabaab terrorist group,â€ť said Puntlandâ€™s Attorney-General, Mr. Mohamud Hassan Awâ€™Osman. (Sources: Garowe Online, 11/12/2011)