A Somali military court on Thursday sentenced two foreigners 15 years in prison for being members of al-Shabab. The court sentenced the two men, both British and Malaysian, after they were found to be members of Al-Shabab.
According to the indictment, the two entered Somalia from Kenya in 2009. It was on September 17 2021 that the court finally sat down to hear their case after two years in military prison.
The two men were initially arrested on suspicion of being international spies, but an investigation revealed they were members of Al-Shabab.
The Somali military court has found that they took part in fighting in southern and central Somalia, as part of Al Shabab. Defendants have 30 days to appeal.