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Men sentenced to death for gang rape

Publish date: 11 March 2019
Issue Number: 814
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Somalia

Five young men have been sentenced to death by firing squad for the gang-rape of an unidentified woman in Galkayo, one of the main cities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland. BBC News reports that the ruling comes amid outrage in the region over the recent death of a 13-year-old female who was allegedly raped and murdered. Protesters took to the streets to vent their anger, demanding the government take allegations of sexual assault seriously.

Full BBC News report