Trial against Norwegian citizen sentenced to death in Somaliland begins

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The appeal trial of 55-year-old Saad Jirde Hayd started in Somaliland’s Supreme Court as planned on Saturday morning.

Both his lawyer Farid Bouras and his son Rashid Josef told TV 2 that the court hearing had begun. Two days have been set aside for the case.

Hayd was arrested in April last year. He has been sentenced to death by shooting twice.

The 55-year-old, who is a Norwegian citizen, has lived in Norway since 1995 after fleeing the civil war in Somalia.

During a holiday trip to Somaliland in April 2019, he ended up in a fight with another man. Hayd used a self-defense spray, and the next day he was arrested by the police and later charged with murder.

On Thursday, he was transferred from prison to a local hospital. Although his condition is described as critical, the trial started as planned on Saturday. The case has been postponed several times before.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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