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Judicial CP - July 2006
Corpun file 17951
SomaliNet, 8 July, 2006
Islamists publicly flog teenagers in Jowhar
By Mohamed Abdi Farah
The Islamic court in Jowhar town 90km (55miles)
north of Somalia capital Mogadishu has carried out an Islamic
verdict, whipping 11 young men with 40 lashes each in public
square on Saturday – a move that frightens more residents.
Somalinet correspondent reports all the whipped people were
teenagers after they were convicted with charges and the Court
ordered the performance of Sharia Law penalizing locally known as
(Ta'siir), each of them has been lashed 40 times.
“Some of the lashed teenagers have been alleged with [sic] looting
while others have been caught in the act of using hashish
(Marijuana),” Sheik Mohamoud, the district attorney of
Jowhar said. Adding “All of them confessed the
It is first Islamic practice by Islamists since they seized
control of the capital and key towns in southern Somalia from US
backed warlords early June.
Many residents witnessed the lashing on the Somali defendants in
Public Square to have an advice of [sic] such 'Ta'siir' means whipping.
The latest performance came day after Islamic militia disturbed a
wedding party in northern Hurwa district of Mogadishu city where
they have beaten some of the attendees and crushing the music
instruments of the musicians and also fired bullets in the air to
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