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al Shabaab executes man, teenager for having gay sex

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Somali Islamist group, al Shabaab shot two men and a teenager in Southern Somalia, saying one of the men and the 15-year-old had been seen having gay sex a senior al Shabaab official said on Wednesday.

He said that the other man who was killed was found guilty of spying.

“Hundreds of civilians gathered in a field in the town of Buale to watch them being shot, the second time al Shabaab has killed men accused of homosexuality, the official said.

He refused giving details of the previous killing.

Homosexuality and gay sex are outlawed in most of Africa’s 54 states and can be punishable by imprisonment.

“The judge read their charges publicly and the three men were found guilty. They were executed according to the Islamic sharia.