TWO men who gang-raped and murdered a 14-year-old girl have been sentenced to death by firing squad.
Mohamed Abdi Faray and Abirahman Mohamed Isaq confessed to killing teenager Na’ima Abdi Mohamed after kidnapping her in Somalia.
The evil sex beasts snatched the girl in a car as she was walking in the city of Bosaso in the semi-autonomous Somali state of Puntland.
Her body was found dumped on October 2 in a neighbourhood in the city, reports Puntland Post.
The Puntland Human Rights Association (PHRA) said the girl was travelling from parents' home to go and see her uncle.
She was then set upon by the two thugs who bundled her into a car before taking her to the suburbs where they killed, raped and tortured her.
The activist group claimed she was first strangled and then had her head crushed by the two men.
Both will now be executed by firing squad, but they have 30 days to appeal their sentence.
The Puntland Post published a picture allegedly showing the two men, with Faray scowling and Isaq sitting with his head in in one hand.
In a statement, the PHRA, said: "These violences are deliberate actions against women which are consistently and continually surging up in nowadays.
"PHRA denouncing such extremely cruel and inhuman actions and we are calling the Federal government of Somalia and all the Federal members’ states to work together to scrutinize the motives of such violence against Somali women and girls."
Na’ima's death is the latest horrifying rape case to hit Somalia after a string of high profile attacks, reports Somali Affairs.
In September, Hamdi Mohamed Farah was reportedly gang-raped by 11 men and thrown to her death from a six storey building in the capital Mogadishu.
She was lured to the scene by a male pal before being assaulted by the twisted gang.
Cops have said 11 suspects have been arrested and investigations into the horror assault continue.
The brutal case sparked outrage and protests in Somalia.
Sheikh Bashir Ahmed Salad, chairman of Somalia's religious council, demanded the vile rapists be brought to justice.
According to UNICEF, 98 per cent of women in Somalia have faced a sexually violent incident including rape and female genital mutilation.
Meanwhile, two men who raped and murdered 12-year-old Aisha Ilyes Aden were executed by firing squad in February.
Abdifatah Abdirahman Warsame and Abdishakur Mohamed Dige were both shot in the main square of Bosaso, in Puntland.
Aisha Ilyes Aden was abducted at a market by the two men before being savagely attacked.
Her body was found the next morning near her home and she had been gang-raped, her genitals mutilated before being strangled to death.
Puntland passed the country’s first law criminalising offences such as sexual harassment and rape in 2016.
Rape victims in the east African nation are stigmatised and forced to marry assailants.
Convictions under the law are rare, as police are either unaware of the law or do not see violence against women as a serious crime, say women’s rights campaigners.
Many rape survivors are reluctant to report abuses, fearing they will be shunned, the campaigners say.
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