Somali militants execute 2 for espionage
07 June 2013, 16:08
Mogadishu - A resident of a Somali town says that al-Qaeda-linked
militants have killed two men by firing squad for allegedly spying for the
Somali government and the African Union military force.
The resident, who gave his name only as Mohammed, said
dozens of residents watched as masked militants from al-Shabaab killed the two
men late on Thursday in the town of Bararwe, in southern Somalia.
A self-proclaimed judge for the group read out the verdict
against the two men. The judge said the two men had admitted to charges of
Al-Shabaab’s ad-hoc courts often carry out executions and
other draconian punishments like amputations.
The ultra-conservative al-Shabaab militant group lost
control of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, in 2011 but still holds sway in large
parts of rural southern Somalia.