MOGADISHU, Somalia, (Garsoor Online) – Somalia’s military tribunal court has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison after being accused of carrying out killings against civilians and robbed civilian properties, Garsoor Online reports.
Hassan Mohamed Nur Shuute, military court Chief read the verdict to the reporters in Mogadishu, and he said that all soldiers had committed the crime that they had been accused for
Death penalty and other punishments are legal in Somalia, a mostly anarchic state in East Africa.
Human Rights Watch published a report on Somali military courts, indicating that they routinely fail to meet international fair-trial standards.
By Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare