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Death For Somaliland Aid Killer

ISSUE 200
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How Illegal Fishing Feeds Somali Piracy

Taking A Punt On Puntland

The Isaq Somali Diaspora And‎ Poll-Tax Agitation In Kenya, 1936-41

Special coverage  of UK couple killers murder trail in Somaliland

Awdalnews Editorial: Fairness Knows No Enemies

From African Bush To Scotland Yard - ‎The Murder Trail That Led To Al-Qaida

Four Face Death For Murder Of Two UK Aid ‎Workers

Death For Somaliland Aid Killers

Sentenced To Death

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Open Letter To Ahmed Mohamed Hashi Dhimbiil

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Enid and Richard Eyeington

Enid and Richard Eyeington were killed in 2003

Hargeysa, Somaliland , November 14 2005 (BBC News) – Eight men have been sentenced to death in Somaliland for the murder of three foreign aid workers.

Seven others were given life sentences for their part in the attacks. Police say the killers were Islamic radicals.

Richard and Enid Eyeington from the UK were killed in 2003 at the school they had helped to build. Kenyan Flora Cheruiyot was killed early in 2004.

Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991 but has not been internationally recognized.

The Somaliland court found the attackers guilty of terrorism and banditry.

'Infidels'

The men shouted "Allah Akbar" (God is Great) after Judge Abdurahman Jama Hayan finished reading his sentences in a packed courthouse in the Somaliland capital, Hargeysa, reports the AFP news agency.

"We should not be killed for assassinating infidels," some of the men shouted.

But the judge dismissed their protests.

"The religion is very clear. It does not encourage the assassination of innocent Muslims or non-Muslims," he said.

Defense lawyer Bashir Hussein Abdi said he would appeal.

Four of the accused are not in police custody, and were sentenced in absentia.

The Eyeingtons, in their sixties, were killed in Sheikh, 140km (87 miles) north-east of Hargeysa.

The judge also ordered a further investigation into the murder of Italian aid worker Annalena Tonelli, who was killed a fortnight before the British couple.

The conviction was based on weapons seized by the police, confessions from the accused and statements from witnesses.

 


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