SOMALIA: KILLER OF HIRAN ELDER EXECUTED IN BELEDWEYNE

August 5, 2013: Al-Shabaab member Mukhtar Mahamed was executed in Beledweyne after a military court found him guilty of killing the leader of Hiran region elders’ union Sheikh Mohamud Sheikh Hussein in November, Somalia’s Radio Dalsan reported.

The execution was carried out by firing squad at the Beledweyne football stadium, and was attended by the governor of the Hiran region, African Union Mission in Somalia officials, military court representatives, regional police and Beledweyne residents.

The military court sentenced Mahamed to death after he pleaded guilty to killing of Hussein.

Source: allafrica.com, August 6, 2013

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