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Somalia Unlawful Killings

Civilian deaths in Somalia hotel explosion condemned

Amnesty International has condemned the unlawful killing of civilians in an explosion on Thursday at a student graduation ceremony in Shamo hotel, Mogadishu. The blast appears to have occurred as people had gathered to celebrate the graduation of medical students from Banadir University in the...
Somalia Armed Groups

Amputations carried out on four young men in Somalia

Insurgents in Somalia amputated the limbs of four young men on Thursday. Ali Mohamudi Geedi, Osmail Kalif Abdule, Jeylani Mohamed Had and Abdulkadir Adow Hirale had their right hands and left legs amputated by members of the al-Shabab armed militia in front of a crowd of local people in northern...
Somalia Armed Conflict

Two journalists attacked in Somalia

Two journalists have been attacked, one fatally, in less than a week in Somalia. One man is in critical condition in hospital after a knife attack in Abudwaq last Saturday, while another was shot dead in the capital city of Mogadishu on Wednesday. Said Tahlil Ahmed, the director of Somalia’s...
Algeria Death Penalty

Growing calls for end to executions at UN

Over one hundred countries voted overwhelmingly in favour of a second resolution on “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty” at the United Nations (UN) on Thursday. The resolution reaffirms last year’s UN General Assembly call for a moratorium on executions. 106 states supported the resolution,...
Somalia Death Penalty

Child of 13 stoned to death in Somalia

A girl stoned to death in Somalia this week was 13 years old, not 23, contrary to earlier news reports. She had been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law. Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday 27 October, by a group of 50 men in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, […]
Ethiopia Armed Conflict

Ethiopia must release mosque attack children

Ethiopian forces and forces of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) have been accused of targeting civilians in an attack on a Mogadishu mosque on Saturday. Twenty-one people were killed in the attack, which Amnesty International has said may constitute a war crime. Eleven of the...
Somalia Armed Conflict

Killed for telling the truth

“It is the journalists that are telling the world what is happening… This is why everyone wants to silence us. I have thought I will die in this job, but even when I am scared I can’t be silent because, if I do not tell these stories, no one will protect the civilians. We are […]