Interview With the Brother of Al-shabab recruited Child Soldier from Switzerland.
Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR) Interview with Abdikarim Moalim Abdullahi Jeyte (AMAJ)
Hanahr: What is your relationship to Ayub Moalim Jeyte ? Are you his biological brother ?
AMAJ:Yes, I am related to him and he is my biological younger brother.
Hanahr: When did he travel to Europe?
AMAJ: He traveled to Europe in 2008 via Libya.
Hanahr: What was his final destination or country and city in Europe ?
AMAJ: Switzerland, Zurich
Hanahr: How old was he ?
AMAJ: At that time, he was more or less 14 yrs old.
Hanahr: Who brainwashed him and recruited him for alshabab as a child soldier? Do you know the recruiters in Switzerland e.g. Sheikh Ahmed Hirsi, Mahamud Jama Bile (Abu Sadam), Mahamed Khadar, Muhuyadiin etc ?
AMAJ: He was brainwashed and trained by Al-Shabaab operatives in Switzerland and I know the names you mentioned but I don’t want to go into the details further for security reasons.
Hanahr: When and how did he return to Somalia ?
AMAJ: He returned to Somalia in early 2011 by flight from Switzerland to Somalia.
Hanahr: When and where was he killed in combat ?
AMAJ: He was killed in the same year in April 2011, in a combat against Burundian peace forces in Mogadishu, while fighting for al-shabab.
Hanahr: Did alshabab attack your father as a consequence of his open talk against alshabab recruiting his child (Ayub) ?
Hanahr: Yes, al-shabab tried to kill him but left him with serious injuries to which he later succumbed.
Hanahr: Have you ever asked Switzerland to prosecute those who brainwashed Ayub and recruited him in Switzerland ?
AMAJ: We did not and we will not, because you know al-shabab is a foreign backed terrorist organisation and you never know which is which ? And above all, why should we ask them for justice? my brother was recruited in their country, and I don’t believe that they are unable to contain those recruiters on their soil, and we know that they were well informed about the case.
Hanahr News Desk