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Sentenced To Death‎
ISSUE 200
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Somalilanders And Ethiopians Celebrate ‎Berbera Corridor's Inauguration

SOOYAAL Trains Returnees To Build Their Own Houses‎

The EU Gives Geedi $11.7 With A Further $57.3 ‎Million In The Pipeline

Three Killed As Vehicle Hits Landmine In Somaliland

Thirteen Die Of Measles In Awdal Region

Alleged Thieving Affects Pulse, ‎Oil Seed Export Via Djibouti

Local & Regional Affairs

Somaliland: CIIR Partners Appeal For Women To ‎Be More Involved In Politics‎

The EU Will Shortly Appoint Special ‎Envoy For Somalia in Jowhar

The EU Expressed Concern To Somaliland‎

African Businesses Hit Hard; Tourists Scared Off ‎By Pirates‎

Two More Ethiopian Journalists Detained In ‎Growing Crackdown‎‎‎

Cinema Clashes End In Mogadishu

New Somali Regime Overwhelmed By ‎Violence, Hunger‎

Editorial

International News

The Pirates of Somalia

North South Prize of the Council of ‎Europe for Geldof and Gebre

Leader Of Area Mosque Arrested By U.S. Agents

Somali Refugee Petitions UK Govt

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

How Illegal Fishing Feeds Somali Piracy

Taking A Punt On Puntland

The Isaq Somali Diaspora And‎ Poll-Tax Agitation In Kenya, 1936-41

Special coverage  of UK couple killers murder trail in Somaliland

Awdalnews Editorial: Fairness Knows No Enemies

From African Bush To Scotland Yard - ‎The Murder Trail That Led To Al-Qaida

Four Face Death For Murder Of Two UK Aid ‎Workers

Death For Somaliland Aid Killers

Sentenced To Death

Opinions

Another Diplomatic Gaffe

THE EMPEROR WITHOUT CLOTHES

'My Husband Refused To Operate His 3rd Eye,'‎Said Dahabo

Open Letter To Ahmed Mohamed Hashi Dhimbiil

A Reply To Shoon Omar

KULMIYE Is The Alternative, Dear Dhimbiil


London, November 15, 2005 (The Evening Chronicle) – Terrorists who shot dead a North East couple helping to rebuild an African school have been sentenced to death.

Aid workers Richard and Enid Eyeington, pictured, from County Durham were blasted through a window as they watched television at their flat in the school compound.

Mr. Eyeington, 62, was from Pelton Fell, and his 61-year-old wife, from Fencehouses, were killed in Somaliland , 87 miles north east of the capital Hargeysa.

The attack is thought to have been part of a violent campaign mounted against Westerners by Islamic extremists linked to al Qaeda.

Yesterday four men were sentenced for their murder. They were also convicted of the murder of a Kenyan aid worker, and "unrelated" counts of carjacking and armed robbery. The convictions were based on weapons seized by the police and confessions.

Some of those accused are reported to have shouted "Allah Akbar" (God is great) and protested that they should not be killed for assassinating infidels.

The Eyeingtons, who were childhood sweethearts, married in Chester-le-Street in 1960, and worked in Africa for more than 30 years where they brought up their children Mark and Louise.

A memorial service was held days after their deaths and family members flew out to Nairobi to pay tribute to the couple, who were close friends with Oscar-winning director Lord Attenborough.

Mr. Eyeington's brother John described him as a "do-gooder" who was passionate about teaching and helping people.

After their death he said: "We were very worried when he decided to go to Somalia . "We knew it was dangerous, and we thought he'd done enough already. But he was determined, and now he's paid for it with his life."

Somaliland declared its independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991 as civil war raged across much of the southern part of the East African country following the ousting of long-time dictator Mohammed Siyad Barre.

It is not internationally recognized as an independent state.


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