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Somaliland stays Norwegian man death sentence

Oslo (SD) – The Norwegian government has addressed the recent death sentence handed down by a court in Somaliland to a Norwegian citizen.

On Thursday, the family of the 54-year-old Norwegian citizen who has been sentenced to death for premeditated murder in Somaliland, was informed that he will be executed on Saturday. This is rejected by the country’s foreign minister on Friday.

Yasin Haji Mohamod, Somaliland’s foreign Minister reportedly stayed the sentence and said that the matter would be taken up with the president of the self-proclaimed republic.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide met with Somaliland’s envoy to Oslo yesterday, informed him that the death sentence was unacceptable, and demanded that he not executed.

A Norwegian man Saad Jirde has been sentenced to death by a Marodi-jeex regional court for killing a man in Hargeisa earlier this year.

The 54-year-old convicted murderer claims he was attacked on the street without warning and defended himself.

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