Young guys who filmed pretend kidnapping-for-ransom movies had been spared jail time

Mogadishu (AX) – Four younger guys appeared on the Somali Military Court in Mogadishu on Thursday following a hoax video that demanded ransom cash from {one of the} younger guys’s mom.

A Somali-Swedish, Zakaria Mohamud Warsame, who was delivered to Mogadishu for cultural rehabilitation, persuaded the younger guys to make the quick video. After they agreed, they filmed a quick hoax video wherein Zakaria was kidnapped and tortured by gunmen. The gunmen demanded cash from his mom in change for Warsame’s protected return.

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Zakaria informed the court docket that he essential cash from his mom to shop for a airplane ticket returned to Sweden.

“I was born and raised in a foreign country. My parents sent me to Somalia for rehabilitation. They were the ones who taught me the religion. “The video was only a prank,” Zakaria explained in court.

One of the young men who appeared in court stated that Zakaraia demanded that they film him, but he never expected to be charged with a crime in court.

“I had usually seen Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute punish and choose Al-Shabaab, however I failed to suppose that I, as a citizen, dedicated a criminal offense and was delivered earlier than Shute,” stated Nur Hayle Osman, {one of the} younger guys. who carried out the hoax video.

The soldier who had the weapons utilized by the younger guys within the video was additionally delivered earlier than the navy court docket. The soldier stated he was acquainted with {one of the} younger guys within the video. The two had been neighbors, however he claimed he did not know the video would characteristic his navy uniform and weapons.

Colonel Hassan Ali Nur Shute, the president of the Somali navy court docket, introduced that all of the guys within the video could be spared jail however must be despatched to rehabilitation. At the equal time, the soldier was imprisoned for neglecting country wide property.

It is the primary case of its variety to return to court docket, as adolescents making use of social media are acknowledged to have just lately pulled pranks which can be typically hazardous for social behaviour.

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