Somalia’s Al-Shabab group has flogged four people it accused of committing fornication in the southern town of Ja’ar late Friday afternoon.
The flogging happened at a public square and was witnessed by a large crowd.
One of the victims received 39 slashes because he was a minor, according to a pro-Al-Shabab wesite, Somali Memo.
Earlier this week, Al-Shabab flogged a 16 year-old boy 100 times and ordered him to pay a dowry to the girl. He was also expelled from the town for a period of one year.
Victims of Al-Shabab executions and flogging do not get fair legal representation and fair judgement. Each year, it executes dozens of people, mainly accused of espionage, rape and theft.
The group is linked to Al-Qaeda and is fighting to overthrow an internationally-backed but weak government based in Mogadishu and implement its own version of a strict Islamic Sheria.