SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB MILITANT SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER PRISON BREAK
October 26, 2020:
A military court in the Somali capital Mogadishu on 25 October 2020 sentenced to death by firing squad in absentia Idle Mubarak Ibrahim, an al-Shabaab militant, over the 12 August 2020 prison break at the Mogadishu Central Prison and the murder of two people. (Sources: Somali Affairs, Dalsan Radio, 25/10/2020)
He was serving a 10-year term at the facility before escaping during the prison break.
Six guards who were on duty that day were also given sentences ranging from six months to five years, after convicting them of involvement.
Mohamed Nur Isaq, who used to deliver food to the inmates, was convicted of smuggling in weapons ahead of the attack. He was sentenced to five years.
The court ordered the release of another guard for lack of sufficient evidence. The 12 August prison break left at least six people dead.