Hassan Hanafi, a former Somalian journalist, has been executed by firing squad in Somalia after being convicted of helping terrorist group al-Shabab kill five of his colleagues.
Hassan Hanafi, once a respected broadcaster, was sentenced to death last month by a military court in the capital, Mogadishu.
He assisted the Islamist militant group by identifying possible targets amongst journalists between 2007 and 2011.
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He later joined its armed wing after working for Radio Andalus, al-Shabab's mouthpiece in Somalia, a report by the BBC said.
More than 25 journalists have been murdered in Somalia since 2007, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
While he was working for al-Shabab, Hanafi is said to have called journalists and threatened them with death if they refused to join the militant group.
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Al-Shabab frequently stages attacks in Mogadishu and other cities, and still controls many rural areas in southern Somalia, the BBC report said.