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Somalia Publicly Executes Former Al-Shabab Spokesman

A former media officer for the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab was publicly executed by a government firing squad on Monday for ordering the death of six journalists, court officials said. Hassan Hanafi, who arranged news conferences for the al-Qaida-linked Islamist group when the militants controlled the capital Mogadishu, admitted during his trial to personally killing one journalist in Somalia. "Today, the court fulfills the execution of Hassan Hanafi who had killed...

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