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Somali executed for ‘apostasy’

ICC Note

The Islamists murdered Abdirahman Ahmed after alleging him of converting from Islam by working with non-Muslim Ethiopian forces.

01/16/2009 Somalia (BBC News)-A Somali politician has been executed after being accused of changing his religion by working with non-Muslim Ethiopian forces.

An Islamist spokesman in the port of Kismayo told the BBC that Abdirahman Ahmed was shot dead on Thursday.

Mr Ahmed had worked with Kismayo’s former warlord – the MP Barre Hirale – who is accused of attempting to retake the city with Ethiopian backing.

Islamist authorities in the city stoned a 12-year-old girl to death for adultery in November, although her aunt said she was raped.

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