Somalia: Al Shabaab member gets 7-year sentence
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali’s military court has sentenced an allaged al Shabaab member, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to 15 years in prison in Mogadishu.
Mohamed, an Al Shabaab operative was detained by the security forces while delivering weapons to the al Qaeda linked group.
Somalia’s chief of military court Hassan Ali Nuur Shuute says Mohamed had gotten 15 years sentence after he was found guilty of being member al Shabaab.
Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group, which wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.
The group also carried out deadly attacks on AU, Somali army bases, with some of those attacks targeted hotels, popular eateries and other public gatherings in the capital of Mogadishu.
The rebel group has been waging insurgency for more than ten years in Somalia.