Somaliland: Two of the six men scheduled to be shot dead survived

We are deeply concerned about the executions that took place this morning in #Somaliland.Lizzie Walker, British Office in Hareysa

Araweelo News Network.

Hargeisa(ANN)-The British government has condemned the execution of a Somaliland man this morning by a group previously sentenced to death.

“We are deeply concerned about the executions that took place this morning in Somaliland.” This is stated in a short statement posted on her Twitter account by the newly appointed British woman to her office in Somaliland in Hargeisa.

Lizzie Walker, who has made it clear that Britain will never tolerate extrajudicial killings, said Britain’s position on the issue was clear.

“We oppose capital punishment at all times and under all circumstances. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It has no deterrent effect on crime.”said Lizzie Walker in a statement posted on her Twitter account.

Meanwhile, two of the six men scheduled to be shot dead survived.

Two of the six people who were scheduled to be executed this morning after their graves were excavated survived, after a pillar was erected this morning and relatives of those killed were present at the scene, who pardoned the two men, so they were released on bond to carry out the execution.

The two men who survived this morning are from Somalia and the Sool region, particularly Las Anod, but the other four men were executed.

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