Somali court sentences woman to death for stealing child

A court in Bosaso, the commercial capital of the Puntland regional state, today sentenced a woman convicted of stealing a child, who later died in her care, to death.

Judge Abukar Abdinur Jama’, who made the ruling, said Rukia Abdirahman Mohamed had confessed to stealing a one-year old girl who later died at her house.

Her husband, Ismail Ali Nur, was sentenced to three years in jail. They are allowed to appeal the case within 30 days.