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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:27 AM

Al-Shabaab is executing Somali journalists for the crime of reporting on sports

Source: Toronto Star

Abdirahman Mohamed Ali was abducted as he left his mother’s house in Mogadishu two weeks ago. His body, dumped next to a restaurant, was discovered the next morning, arms tied behind his back, decapitated head placed on his chest. Evidence indicated he’d been tortured first.

On the same day that Ali disappeared, Hassan Yusuf Absuge was killed by three masked gunmen. Absuge was heading home from the radio station where he’d just finished working the night shift.

In August, Mahmoud Ali Buneyste was shot to death while filming on the sidelines of a soccer match outside the Somali capital. Just hours earlier, he’d attended the funeral of Yusuf Ali Osman, slain by teenage assailants dressed in high school uniforms.

All four men were sports reporters.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1266336--al-shabaab-is-executing-somali-journalists-for-the-crime-of-reporting-on-sports



Poor Somalia. They just can't seem to ever get a break or any decent government.

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Reply Al-Shabaab is executing Somali journalists for the crime of reporting on sports (Original post)
ButterflyBlood Oct 2012 OP
Poll_Blind Oct 2012 #1
Robb Oct 2012 #2
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #3
naaman fletcher Oct 2012 #4
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #5
naaman fletcher Oct 2012 #6
ButterflyBlood Oct 2012 #8
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littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #11
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #9
ButterflyBlood Oct 2012 #7
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #10

Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:58 AM

1. Why does Democracy have such a problem rooting in Africa?

The people behind Patrice Lumumba's murder will give you a clue.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:07 AM

2. In his waning years, even Mobutu claimed the CIA was trying to kill him.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:45 AM

3. Gains made by al-Shabaab since January 2009

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:47 PM

4. Totally in accurate photo

 

Most of that land is no longer in the hands of Al-Shabab.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. fix it

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:43 PM

6. no nt.

 

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:49 PM

8. Here's a more up to date map

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:10 PM

11. .

I love ButterflyBlood! Thank you.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:06 PM

9. *facepalm* (nt)

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:49 PM

7. it's not inaccurate, just outdated

The URL implies it was last updated in 2010. Al-Shabab has had some losses since then.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:09 PM

10. AND

It is NOT a PHOTO. Thank you.

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