Mogadishu military court jails five for Al-Shabaab membership

The five were found guilty of joining Al-Shabaab. Photo: Goobjoog News

A military court today sentenced five Al-Shabaab militants to between two and five years after it found them guilty of belonging to the militant group.

Military Court Judge based in Mogadishu Hassan Ali Shute declared the five namely Abukar Abdi Abiikar, Abdirisaq Shaahid Aden Kheyreon, Saleebaan Muhsin Sheikh Mohamed, Abdi Ali Isaq Elmi and Ilyaas Isse Sheikh Ali guilty of joining Al-Shabaab.

Two of the defendants, Abdi Ali Isaq Elmi and Ilyaas Isse Sheikh Ali were handed five year jail terms while the remaining three got eight years behind bars.

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