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Somaliland sentences German to four years for porn

A German man has been jailed for four years for making pornographic films in the breakaway Somaliland republic.

A judge said Gunter Bischoss, 72, was guilty of unIslamic behaviour and also fined him $10,000 (£6,300).

“The evidence in this case has been exaggerated and I will appeal the verdict to the Supreme Court,” AFP news agency quoted Mr Bischoss as saying.

A Somali woman who appeared in some of the home videos was also given a one-year jail term and a $900 fine.

‘Never allowed back’

The BBC’s Ahmed Said Egeh in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa, says the trial was held outside the city in the prison of Mandhera for security reasons.

“After serving his prison term, he will be deported from Somaliland and never allowed back again,” the judge said.

Somaliland has been relatively stable since it declared independence from Somalia in 1991 after the overthrown of Somali President Siad Barre.

Although the region is not recognised internationally, it has its own working political system, government institutions, currency, police force and judiciary.

Much of the rest of Somalia, which has suffered two decades of fighting and clan warfare, is now controlled by Islamist groups which have imposed strict Sharia law in recent years.

Source:BBC

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  • mohamed

    Attn Somalilandpress you have rejected my 3 attempts to express my opinion on this case.
    I quit and leave to the kind of comments your site enjoys.
    Cheers.

    • Ali Dheere

      Please don't quite Mr. Cheers. We need your fair opinions in other subject.

      • musalini

        don't be stupid and sarcastic

  • muslim

    thow can we let this happen . i say we stone them

    • muslim

      i mean how

    • Ayanle

      NO NO who are you to judge you are not god how stupid could YOU be to take a life, 9 years and 10000 dollar is the law of somaliland and that is fine. But peopel like YOU do not have any respect for life thats why somalia is what it is today i hope you are not from somaliland. "If a child was hungry and he did not have any food and would stel to eat YOU would cut his hands of" Then YOU call your self a MAN i fill sorry for YOU.

    • Ayanle

      YOU KNOW ITS BETTER IF YOU WOULD KILL YOUR SELF YOU ARE NOT MUSLIM AND YOU DO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT ISLAM……………………ISLAM IS PEACE YOU DO NOT STONE A PERSON TO DEATH YOU ARE STUPIDO TO ME MRS, I FILL SORRY FOR YOU. I HOPE THE DAY WOULD COME THAT YOU HAVE TO STONE YOUR SON THEN YOU WOULD KNOW MRS.

      • Abdilahi

        Ayanle you sounding like a kufar for defending a man who disrespected Muslim women and made some dirty movies, and that is how you get the favour of the west if you want them to call you a democratic state, you do not need their approval but Allah's one. i and others feel sorry for you

  • Kayse

    What's going on how come its deleting everything wtf?

  • KAYSE

    I give up commenting everything is deleted. But I want to say HOW COME SOMALILAND THIEFS AND PUNTLAND PIRATES GET 15-20 YEARS IN PRISON but THIS NNaZZI gets only 4 years for this hideous act???????

    IT SEEMS SIRAANYO HAS LET DOWN SOMALILAND AND OUR WOMEN!! OUR CULTURE< FAITH AND HONOR.

    THIS IS BIG INSULT BY NAZZZI KAFIR, HE SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY.

    • Gucci

      It was the womans decision to carry out such action he did not let the Women down the women are the ones who let somaliland down. Get your facts right

    • Adbullahi

      Kayse, don't be so ignorant that you call him a nazi just because he is from Germany. Are you from AlShabab because you are Somali? Stupid comments like these let us all down. Any wonder your comments are deleted?

      • shikh yasen

        you are very wrong what you said about kayse about siraanyo of cause he let us down by helping and joining other countries it's a big shame of you when you said don't be ignorant

    • Ayanle

      YES PUNTLAND PIRATES WILL ALWAYS GET 20 YEAR AND EVEN MUCH MORE BECAUSE WE DO NOT LIKE DEM IS THAT GOOD FOR YOU.

  • AHMED

    DEATH PENALTY. FOR THE SOMALIAN PIRATES Women ARE TRY TO MAKE MONEY LIKE THE SOMALIAN judge. REMINDER THE JUDGE HE SHOULD TEX. THEM LET THE GO FREE . WE CAN USE THE MONEY.

  • Salma

    I blame the security department and those responsible for the monitoring of the foreign visitors. How could they let such moron in the country and not watch his activities? I mean, look at him, it is written all over his face that he is a fornicator and probably a paedophile. The emigration office and the Inland Security department is responsible for the atrocities he has caused. They should all be judged guilty. For those of you who are pathetically trying to defend his actions and blame the woman/women he used in his films, SHAME on you. Unless your brain is eye-of-the-needle sized and thus suffering from brain disorder, you know that there are so many reasons why poor and ignorant people resort to such degrading trade. May this psychopath rotten in hell.

  • Adbullahi

    It's interesting hearing people's reactions. For those of us living in Hargeisa, we know that these videos have been passing round young and not so young people alike since this news came out. Sure, we pretend that people are watching them to identify the perpetrators but let's be honest! It's easy to blame the outsider and pretend we are all innocent. This is wrong, his actions are wrong and he deserves to be punished. But, there are deeper issues going on here that need to be addressed and blaming one man and one woman isn't going to solve it. I wonder how many of you who have commented have been looking at certain sites recently?

  • Ali Dheere

    LOL Adbullahi, you said it. Anyway, our legal system have codes and according to those codes this person was convicted. That is our law. Anything else written here are just person opions.

  • Najma

    If the video is going round then all those who view it are just as responsibel.There a deep undertone of perversion and a lack of integrity that exists that let this video get out of secure hands.His sentence is a bit rediculous,it should be about 8 yrs i reckon and huge fine and a one way tickey outta there,as for the female,NO comment but it should be worse as she is a muslim and in her homeland and udertsands the laws.The video going round is disturbing me and if thats the kind of men that live in somaliland then something is wrong.

  • Boqoljire

    They should kill him in prison, let it be know that no one get's away with vioalting our virgins

  • Taha A. F. Alsomaly

    This is a human being and democracy has a plenty of surprises ahead as well. We have to reject anything that is hearing Islam and sharia laws, but in a highly censoring diplomacy. However, by choosing the democracy system of government, we have to expect a lot more worst unacceptable characteristics, but it is the responsibility of Somaliland nation to exercise utmost islamic decency. On the other hand, by objecting all kinds of disgraces ,will by definition, undermine the evaluation of a recognition in the open societies.

    • Salma

      Democracy is not to blame here. Democracy doesn't demand anyone to let their guard down. Every democratic country has their own legislation to govern by. Somaliland is no different. We make our own rules thus Germany, which is this monster's country of origin, can do nothing about the sentence given to him.
      My point is, the Somaliland security has had let down any Somalilander affected by this man's actions. It would have taken just one agent to watch this man's steps and protect the Somalilanders. End off.

  • shikh yaseen

    no no no, how can the Somaliland Government let this happen, this is ridicules thing, the man should be fined about 15 to 20 thousand and be jailed about 10 years. it's aa shame to somalia that this happened and the somali girls who let this happen and thought they had responsebility to take care of them selfs, that girl should be killed of the wrong things she's done and the most important thing is that she was a muslim girl. subhanallah the shaaitan has played on our head.

  • cadee

    virgins mmmmmmmlet the 40 virgin do his ting looooooooooooooooooool

  • cadii

    i mean 40 year old virgin looool

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