Somalia: Somali Female Journalist Killers Sentenced to Death


Two Al shabaab members who have been convicted of murdering a female Somali journalist have been sentenced to death by the military tribunal of Somalia on Sunday.

Liban Ali Yarow, the chief of Somali military court said evidence brought in support of the case showed that they had execution role of Hinda Hajji Mohamed, female journalist killed in car bomb on 3rd December, 2015.

Hinda who worked for the state media has been killed in a bomb attached under the seat of her private car which exploded out Turkish embassy building in Mogadishu’s KM4 area.

Abdirisack Mohamed Barrow, 28, and Hassan Nur Ali Farah, 37, were sentenced to death penalty, after the court has found them guilty of all charges against them, according to Judge Yarow who announced the verdict.

Four other co-conspirators have been sentenced to jail terms, two of them life in imprisonment by the Somali military tribunal for their role of the journalist murdering. 

1 – Mo’allin Mohmed Abukar Ali, 42, born in middle Shabelle region of southern Somalia was sentenced to life time jail.

2 – Mo’alin Mohamed Sheikh Yusuf, 56, born in Mudug region, central Somalia has been sentenced to life in prison.

3 – Ali Hassan Aden Tooni, 40, born in Ethiopia was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

4 – Muheyadin Osman Mohamed Awale, 22, was sentenced to 10 years of prison term.

Early this month, the court has sentenced Hassan Hanafi, Al shabaab journalist to death for planning the deaths of five media workers who were killed in Mogadishu between 2007 and 2011.