October 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday condemned Netherlands' attempts to return Somali refugees to areas controlled by Islamist terrorist group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab). The report noted critically that Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK have also attempted forced returns to ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The UN Independent Expert on human rights in Somalia on Wednesday urged the Somali government to continue efforts to strengthen the country's justice system in the wake of Sunday's attacks on the Supreme Court complex. The attacks by al Shabaab rebels killed more than 30 people, including judges, ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Al-Shabaab radicals launched an attack on Sunday against Somalia's Supreme Court. The attack, resulting in at least 35 deaths, was one of the worst attacks in years for the country's capital of Mogadishu. According to the Somali government, nine men were involved in the attack against the court, ...[read more]
August 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused all parties to Somalia's ongoing armed conflict of engaging in rights violations and urged the parties to immediately end abuses against citizens. In a report entitled "You Don't Know Who To Blame: War Crimes in Somalia", HRW describes abuses carried out ...[read more]
April 18, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 18, 2009, the Somali parliament voted to adopt Sharia law in an attempt by President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to bring stability to the failed state. Ahmed agreed to support plans for the implementation of a moderate form of Sharia religious law as part of a cease fire agreement with the ...[read more]
November 4, 2010
by Aman Kakar
The US District Court Eastern District of Missouri on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging three men with providing material support to Somali-based Islamic terrorist organization al Shabaab. The October 21 indictment charges Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Duane Mohamed Diriye and Abdi Mahdi Hussein ...[read more]
September 7, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A Somalia native pleaded not guilty Tuesday in an Oslo District Court at Norway's first trial under its 2002 terror financing law. The unidentified Somali-born Norwegian citizen has been accused of sending at least USD $33,000 to senior commanders of the al-Shabaab rebel movement between August ...[read more]
August 6, 2010
by Ann Riley
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced that 14 individuals have been charged with providing money, personnel and services to the Somalia-based Islamic terrorism organization al-Shabaab. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Alabama, the Southern District of California and the ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday criticized the violent and repressive conditions in southern Somalia that have been implemented by the Islamist group al-Shabaab. HRW interviewed more than 70 victims and witnesses, concluding that while some areas of the country under al-Shabaab rule are more ...[read more]
November 24, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The US Justice Department (DOJ) on Monday unsealed charging documents against eight defendants for recruiting for and providing financial support to the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabaab. The defendants are being charged with recruiting approximately 20 individuals in the Minneapolis area ...[read more]

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