Saturday, October 10, 2015

Somalia in the new still

Over the 18 months we've posted about various military law issues in Somalia.  Today we have a report that:

A Somali military official has dismissed allegations by the European Union that the government uses its military tribunal to prosecutes civilians.
According to a statement from the European Union, at least 29 people have been executed so far this year across Somalia by state authorities.
‘’The majority of these executions took place through the military court system. We strongly urge the Somali authorities to avoid the use of military courts in civilian cases and to ensure that due process is fully adhered to, including that proper systems of appeal are in place.’’
Courtesy of Horseed Media.

You may wonder the EU interest in Somalia;[more here]. And the EU's top military General visits Somalia, sends message to armed forces.

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