On Sunday morning, a military court in Baidoa hanged two men who had been convicted guilty of death crimes. A firing squad executed Mohamed Abdi Noor and Abadir Isaaq Noor for the murder of a police officer and the murder of one’s wife, respectively.
Somalia has raised the number of executions in recent months. More than a dozen al-Shabaab leaders and army troops have been executed since February after being found guilty in quick military trials.
A military court in Mogadishu ordered the execution of three al-Shabab militants earlier this week, including 38-year-old Mohamed Abdi Nur Jirow, who used aliases and titles like “Dr. Fanah” to acquire credibility and access to his targets. These people were found guilty of carrying out explosions and assassinations.
These executions come just one week after a military court in Puntland executed 13 Al-Shabab and Islamic State members.