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Reflecting increasing imposition of strict religious rule, Islamic fundamentalists publicly lashed a woman in Somalia yesterday, punishing her for allegedly selling $1.00 worth of cannabis.

The woman, who throughout the beating insisted she was innocent, was flogged alongside five other men at the Yassin Square in Mogadishu in front of several hundred people.
The most mind boggling thing, though, is this paragraph, practically an aside in the article:
Somalia has not had a police force or judiciary for 16 years since the warlords overthrew longtime dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 and then turned on each other
I mean, on the Top Ten Signs Your Country is a Failed State, no police or judiciary for 16 years has got to be pretty high on the list, yes? No? Yes?

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