Somali judge sends 72-year-old German to jail for 4 years for making porn in Somalia

Posted on 14/01/2011

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A court official says a Somali judge sentenced a 72-year-old German man to four years in jail for making pornographic films and pictures in Somalia.

The official says Gunter Pischof Albert was engaging in un-Islamic behaviour by making films and pictures of himself having sex with local women. On Thursday a judge ordered him jailed and fined him $10,000. A 23-year-old woman was also sentenced to one year in jail and fined $880.

Police say Albert was a consultant to two international relief agencies.

He was sentenced in the breakaway northern region of Somaliland. Much of Somalia is controlled by Islamist insurgents who carry out regular amputations and executions. But Somaliland is ruled by a democratic government and relatively peaceful.

Source: The Canadian Press

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