Somalia Court Sentences 43 al-Shabaab Militants to Death, Over 50 Juveniles Linked to the Group are still in Jail

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A court in northern Somalia town of Garowe on Saturday sentenced 43 Al-Shabaab militants to death.

Prosecutor of the court, Abdullahi Hersi Elmi said the militants who were arrested during the heavy clashes in Puntland early this year have been in prison for the past three months.

“The court carried out the death penalty to 43 Al-Shabaab militants in Garowe town today, 54 other Al-Shabaab militants remain in prison because they are young. These militants were arrested during the fighting in Nugaal and Mudug regions in March and April,” Elmi said.

Elmi said the Puntland State forces arrested 97 Al-Shabaab militants during the two months of fighting, noting that the latest sentence is the biggest number of insurgents who have been convicted in a single day.

Xinhua