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Shabelle Media Network, 9 March 2009

Al-Shabab Flogs Teenagers in Mogadishu

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Mogadishu -- Four Somali boys accused of raping a young girl of 18 years have been flogged in Mogadishu on Monday by al-Shabab Islamists.

The flogging took place in Maslah Compound in the north of the city where a lot of people went to watch the boys being flogged.

Sheik Abdi Haqa, a judge of al-Shabab said every boy was sentenced to hit 100 lashes because of the raping. They did not deserve to execute because they did not become married before according to the sharia.

The boys were accused of raping the girl in Mogadishu and were sentenced to extradite from Banadir region to other regions.

Sheik Ali Mohamed Hussein one of al-Shabab leaders said the whipping was part of the implementing of Sharia in the country.

One of the teenagers said he was happy with the verdict.

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blob See also this video clip, which seems likely to be the same case as that referred to above.

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