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Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for raping

MOGADISHU – Somali militants have stoned a man to death after its court convicted him of raping on Sunday in Jamame town, some 225 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters, a witness, who asked to be anonymous, said.

He says three others, including a woman whom the militant group accused of spying for Kenyan intelligence service were also executed in a public square in the town.

The rebel group also executed 14 other men for the last three days with all of them were accused of spying for US, Somali and Kenyan intelligence services, said in a statement released by Al Shabaab.

Al-Shabab, an al Qaeda linked group is fighting to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law.

It has lost control of many towns and cities to a 22,000-strong African Union force supporting the government.

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