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Issue 355 / 8th November 2008


Suicide bombers strike in Somaliland


Africa's Best Kept Secret

Our Trip to Somaliland

Front Page
News Headlines
Gitmo Detainee Transferred To Somaliland
UNICEF Deplores Stoning Of Child Rape Victim
Somalia Government Seeks Control Of .So Domain
Ethiopia Issues Terror Warning
Child Of 13 Stoned To Death In Somalia
Somalia : Yes We Can!
A Philanthropic UAE Sheikh Sends Assistance To The Victims Of Hargeysa Bombing
Local and Regional Affairs
Obama Win Brings Hope To Africa , Church Leaders Say
DC Circuit Suspends Status Review For Yemeni Held At Guantanamo
New US President Offers Hope On Global Poverty, Says Progressio
Former Somali Prime Minister To Turn For Puntland President
Somalia 's Sheikh Sharif To Step Down As Islamic Courts Chief
Pentagon Transfers 3 From Guantánamo Prison Camps
North Yorkshire Force Plays Host To Foreign Officers Including Somaliland 's
DR Congo Violence Tops Monthly Report
SOMALIA : UN And Local Elders Slam Aid Worker Kidnap
Obama's Election
Supporting Somaliland's Democracy Against The Terror Act ?
Somaliland & Unisa's Department of Religious Studies represented at London 's 2008 Think Tank of the
Features & Commentry
Speech Of Kerry McCarthy At The Somali Gang And Knife Conference In Bristol
Africa In An Obama Administration
Horn Of Africa 's Challenges Grow
A Land Of Opportunity
International News
Obama Meets With Economic Experts For Advice
Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf Elected To The International Court Of Justice For A Term Of Nine Years
船on't Go To Cops Or I Will Kill You'
Obama's Kenyan Grandmother Says Will Attend Inauguration
At First News Conference, Obama Promises Stimulus Push
Obama: Getting A Family Dog Isn't Easy


The Presence Of The UN In Somaliland Is For The Benefits Of International Employees
An American Grandma Anxiously Awaiting Elections Results In Cowpens , South Carolina
Hargeysa 29/10 Suicide Bombings: Explanations?
We Stand United - The Diaspora Grieve Over Wednesday's Attacks
Somaliland - Growing Stronger As A State Within A State
Sympathy To The Victims Of The Recent Terrorists' Attacks In Somaliland From South Africa
EXCLUSIVE: Somalia 's Islamists Up Close and Personal

船on't Go To Cops Or I Will Kill You'

Liverpool , November 07, 2008 - A MEMBER of a gang accused of killing a Somali teenager issued death threats to a witness moments after the murder, a court was told.

Ahmed Mohamoud Ahmed, 16, who saw the attack on his cousin Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim, 17, told Liverpool crown court the warning came in a mobile phone call as he sat in a police van.

Liverpool Community College student Mr Ibrahim was repeatedly hit with weapons including bats, machetes and clubs during March's attack on the edge of Sefton Park .

He died later of his injuries.

Brothers Khadar Mohammed, 23, Essa Mohammed Ismail, 22, and Ali Mohammed, 19, of Ritson Street, Toxteth, and Ahmed Kayse Ahmed, 30, of London, and Ibrahim Ahmed, 23, of Beaconsfield Street, Toxteth, also brothers and cousins of the first three defendants, all deny murder.

Yesterday a jury heard the witness, who went to the park for an apparent straightener fight with defendant Ali Mohammed, was contacted by Ibrahim Ahmed immediately after the brutal killing.

He told police: 的 can only remember speaking to a male once when I was sat in the police van with { a named man} and my brother.

的 didn't know who the call was until I passed the phone to { a named man). He listened and told me it was Ibrahim.

的brahim threatened me and told me not to go to the police.

滴e said 訴f you go to the police I will kill you'.

But cross-examining John McDermott, representing Ibrahim Ahmed, suggested he had not recognized the voice on the other end of the phone.

The barrister also queried an account the witness gave to the jury on Monday claiming Ibrahim was the first person to strike the victim.

He suggested the witness had changed his story.

Stuart Driver, representing Ahmed Kayse Ahmed, accused Ahmed Mohamoud Ahmed of being a liar during his cross-examination.

Mr. Driver said: 典he truth is Kayse Ahmed did no violence. You are lying aren't you? When you get caught out you try and wriggle out with new lies.

But the witness answered: 哲o, it's not a lie. The Holy Koran is here and I can swear on it now.

After the vicious attack Mr Ibrahim was left bleeding in the road with severe head injuries.

He died two hours later.

The trial, which is expected to last six weeks, continues.

SOURCE: Liverpool Echo




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