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Banadir Court of Appeal upholds death sentence for man convicted of burning pregnant wife

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Court of Appeal of the Banadir region sentenced Sayid Ali Moalim Daud to death on Sunday after concluding several hearings of the case and the defence against him. 

The appeal court upheld the verdict of the Banadir regional court, which had previously sentenced Daud to death for burning his pregnant wife to death. 

Both courts agreed that Daud was guilty of the alleged crime and sentenced him to death. The appeal court added that the judgment is open to appeal to the Supreme Court of the country. 

The lawyer representing the accused, Ali Halane, stated that they are not satisfied with the court's verdict and will appeal it. 

On the contrary, the family of the late victim welcomed the verdict of the appeal court, describing it as a just verdict that they had been waiting for weeks. 

The victim, Luul Sheikh Abdiaziz, was a respected employee at Aden Abdulle International Airport and a mother of six. She died at Erdogan Hospital from injuries sustained in the blaze, which prosecutors allege was ignited by Daud following a domestic argument.

This high-profile case has garnered significant public interest in Somalia, with the community closely monitoring developments.


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