Saturday, April 14, 2012

Springtime in Somalia: Al-Shabaab chops off man's hand

(Africa Review) Somalia Islamic militants Al-Shabaab Thursday amputated the hand of a man accused of theft at Alamada, 18km south of Mogadishu.

The amputation of the young man, identified only as Mohamed, was witnessed by a large crowd of onlookers.

An Al-Shabaab official at the scene said Mohamed was found guilty of stealing clothes.

“A sharp sword was used to slash the right hand away,” confirmed witnesses who did not want their names mentioned for security reasons.

Three other youths were flogged by Al-Shabaab militants for various offences.