Two men executed for raping, killing 12-year-old in Somalia

Two men have been executed for raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl in Somalia’s Puntland region.

The men, Abdifatah Warsame, 24, and Abdhishakar Dige, 46, were executed on Tuesday by firing squad in Bosaso – a city in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. The third man, Abdisalam Abdirahman’s execution was delayed for ten days.

Iliyas Aden, the father of the girl, alongside his family, welcomed the execution, according to VOA. He expressed his satisfaction in the judgement, saying “I am feeling good.”

He further said that the punishment will help reduce rape against Somalia women.

“There will be a strong lesson from this case,” he added.

Mr Aden who witnessed the execution of the men said he personally examined if the men still had pulses, just to make sure…

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