Somalia's Al-Shabab bans internet

Somalia's Al-Shabab said that anyone caught using internet would be considered to be working with the "enemy".

Somalia's Al-Shabab bans internet

World Bulletin / News Desk 

People in territories controlled by al-Shabab are banned from using “mobile internet and fiber optic technology”, the group announced on Wednesday.

The group said telecommunication companies had 15 days to comply with the order.

Details on how such a ban would be effectively implemented and enforced, beyond that those found to be in violation of it would be “considered to be working with the enemy” and “dealt with in accordance Sharia law” were not provided.

While al-Shabab has lost some footing in recent times, especially in urban areas, they still hold control in many rural parts in the country.

Somalia has one of the lowest internet penetration in world. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ocak 2014, 15:31