Somali Extremist Sentenced to Death for Journalist Killings

March 3, 2016 3:26 PM

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A former journalist accused of belonging to an Islamic extremist group was sentenced to death Thursday for his alleged role in the killings of five Somali journalists.

A military court in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, convicted Hassan Hanafi Haji, who was extradited from Kenya last year on the request of the Somali government.

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