Two men accused of being al-Shabaab members were sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison by Somali military court in Mogadishu. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in the capital, the Chief Judge of Somalia’s military courts, Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute has announced the verdict of the court. According to Shute, Mohamed Ali Kediye and Hussein Hajji Abdullahi were sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment after they had been found guilty of plotting terror attack in Somalia last month.
The judge stated that the convicted men can file for an appeal if they are not satisfied with the Somali military tribunal verdict. “The court sentenced the men to 10-year military prison, These defendants were guilty of being members of Al shabaab fighting against the government and they pleaded guilty to all charges,” said Shute. The two convicted men were detained in Godinlabe village in Galgadud region by Galmudug security forces in March 19, along with a vehicle packed with explosives and mobile phones aimed to detonate it.