Somalian Children Forced to Watch Executions
Islamist militants in Somalia are forcing people, including children, to watch executions:
People in Merca said al-Shabaab militia patrolled the town with loudspeakers, demanding they attend the executions.
The militants also ordered schools to close for the day as they were keen for children to watch the two men being shot dead by a firing squad. Most of those at the execution, on a patch of open ground, are reported to have been women and children.
The militants apparently hope it will lead the kids to engaging in violent behavior. [More...]
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