Somalia: more insurgent amputations

Shabab insurgents amputated a foot and a hand from each of two young men accused of robbery in Somalia’s southern port of Kismayu Oct. 9. A third man who received the sentenced had only a foot cut off, because the militants realized one of his hands was disabled. The Shabab has imposed its strict version of Islamic law on much of Somalia’s south and parts of Mogadishu, the capital. The militants compelled thousands of residents to attend the amputations. “It was shocking,” said one. “No one could endure such a sight. They were bleeding heavily when they were carried away.” (Reuters, Oct. 9)

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