The Government of Somaliland executed 6 persons earlier today the second time since the current administration came to power.
The six convicts were executed by firing squads in Daraweyne , Mandera and Borame town.
Some of the 6 convicts executed today were tried by Somaliland military courts for a broad range of crimes.
Most countries consider capital punishment to be a cruel and inhuman practice, which fails to provide deterrence to criminal behaviour and represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity. Any miscarriage of justice – which can occur in any legal system – is irreversible.
However, there are a few countries which still apply and implement the death penalty, including Somaliland.