Who is al-Shabab journalist Hassan Hanafi?

Somali journalist Hassan Hanafi was sentenced to death by firing squad by a Mogadishu court on Thursday after conspiring with the al-Shabab militant group in the killing of five fellow reporters. Hanafi was a household name to many radio listeners in Somalia after joining the popular Quran FM station, reports the BBC. He left in 2006 to become an online reporter for a leading Somali website. He later joined al-Shabab and ran...


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