MOGADISHU (SD) – A military court in Somali capital has today sentenced a militant to 15 years in jail for being member of outlawed militant group in the horn of African nation.
According to Somali military court, Abdirisaq Mohamed Abdi was convicted of working with al-Shabaab and ISIS militant groups for last 13 years.
The prosecution told the court that Abdi was arrested last March this year was in charge in finance for ISIS group in Somalia.
Abdi was nabbed with 19,000 USD which he reportedly wanted to sent to ISIS in Northeastern Somalia.
According to court documents, Abdi is said to have transferred over $4000 through a company called ‘Heeryo Trading Enterprise’ between 2019 and 2020.
The court sentenced him to serve 15 years in jail for terrorist financing.
Hearing has been running at the military since late June this year.
The convict has a month to appeal against the sentence.
The military court often carries out sentences and executions to Al-Shabaab militants and government soldiers who commit crimes despite condemnation from human rights groups including the EU.
Somali forces backed by troops of African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has been fighting against al-Shabaab fighters for more than a decade. During the operations by the government forces, al-Shabaab lost major town including Mogadishu.
The forces also fight against pro-Islamic State faction in northeastern Somalia