Convicted Amisom soldiers are to be sent to Uganda

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MOGADISHU ( AXADLE) – The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has announced that it will deport five convicted peacekeepers to Uganda to serve their sentences.

The soldiers had killed civilians on August 10, 2021.

In a statement, the mission said a court-martial in the Somali capital sentenced two soldiers to death and three others to 39 years in prison for the murder of Somali civilians in Goloweyn.

“As soldiers, we have a responsibility to protect life and property. Our mission in Somalia is to humiliate Al-Shabaab and other armed groups. Thus, we have absolutely every responsibility to protect the civilian population, and this is very clear in our rules of engagement,” he said. said the contingent of the Ugandan National Defense Force contingent and commander of AMISOM Sector 1, Brigadier General Don Nabasa in a statement.

Families of victims who died at the hands of troops from the African Union mission in Somalia (Amisom) have welcomed the verdicts of five Ugandan soldiers convicted of taking part in the killing of Somali civilians.

Mohamed Ali Farah, a brother of a victim killed by Amisom soldiers, says the verdict paves the way for the prosecution of dozens of Amisom soldiers involved in the murder of unarmed Somalis.

“We are pleased to see that justice has been served in the first cases against African Union troops operating in Somalia. We need to bring all other Amisom officers suspected of crimes against humanity to justice,” Farah said. media.

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