Court in Somalia’s Puntland sentences two men to death for rape

A court in the semi-autonomous Somalia state of Puntland has sentenced two men to death for the rape of a 14-year old girl.

The Court of First Instance in Bosaso sentenced Mohamed Abdi Faray and Abdirahman Mohamed Isaq to death after they were convicted of raping and killing a 14-year old girl in Bosaso.

The court heard that the men confessed to kidnapping the girl before raping and killing her.

There have been an increase in rape cases in Puntland state and other parts of Somalia with several men sentenced to death for rape in the recent past.