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Somaliland Court Commutes Death Penalty Sentences

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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The High Court of Somaliland's Armed Forces has commuted the sentences of 22 civilians convicted in May of attacking a military camp, 17 of whom had been sentenced to death, Somalia's Qaran News reported Tuesday (April 2nd).

The 17 civilians who faced death by firing squad will serve 20-year jail terms, and five minors originally sentenced to life in prison will be jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

The prisoners were convicted of attacking a military base in Hargeisa's Sodanta area last year in a dispute over the use of land between the community and the military. The shootout left three soldiers and four attackers dead.

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