Published On: Thu, Aug 16th, 2018

Somali military court sentences soldier to death for killing

A Somali military court in Mogadishu on Thursday sentenced a government soldier to death for killing a colleague in the army, Hassan Abshir Warsame in February this year.

Osman was reported to have escaped the crime scene after shooting dead Warsame in Beledweyne city, the regional capital of Hiran.

But he was arrested last month at police recruiting centre in Mogadishu by the security forces, and taken to a custody before his sentence, according to the court statement.

The military Court prosecutors said Osman committed the murder deliberately, therefore, he was given to death penalty.

Sources in Beledweyne said there had been an argument between the two before the accused opened fire on the deceased.

Somali military court often carries out sentences and executions to Al-Shabaab fighters and soldiers for crimes despite condemnation from human rights groups.

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