The family of a 12-year-old girl who was raped and murdered has welcomed the execution of two men convicted for the crime in Somalia’s northeastern Puntland region.
The two men, Abdifatah Abdirahman Warsame, 24, and Abdishakur Mohamed Dige, 46, were executed Tuesday by firing squad in the town of Bosaso. The execution of a third man, Abdisalam Abdirahman Warsame, 32, who is the brother of Abdifatah, was delayed for ten days.
The father of Aisha Ilyas Aden said he was relieved the culprits have paid the price.“
I’m feeling good,” says Ilyas Aden.
Aden said the punishment will deter rape against Somali women.
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