Yusuf Abdi Ali Frame: CNN
The driver of the taxi services Uber and Lyft in the U.S. state of Virginia has been identified as a former Somali army Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of numerous war crimes, reports CNN.
The journalists conducted an investigation and found Ali, and after that have used his services. In the video, filmed a hidden camera, he talks about how easy it was to get a driver from Uber. It is reported that the man worked as a taxi driver for a year and a half and had a rating of 4.89 out of 5. After the publication of the company forbade him to work.
Now he was charged in state court: another native of Somalia accuses him that in 1988 Ali-who then allegedly called “Colonel Raven”, tortured him during interrogation, and then shot and left for dead. Ali denies all charges, his lawyer calls them politically motivated.
In 2016, CNN has found Somali: he was working as a security guard and soon after the story of his involvement was dismissed.
Ali is held responsible for the torture, execution and murder at least 100 people during the civil war in Somalia in the 1980-ies. The witnesses of his crimes in 1992, told reporters of CBS, commanding a division of the army of the dictator, Mohammed Siad Barre, he tortured a civilian and burned captives alive.
After these charges, Ali migrated from Canada to the United States. As the newspaper notes, it is unlikely to be punished: the international criminal court emerged after the civil war in Somalia and the judiciary of this African country is too imperfect to achieve justice in the matter of war crimes.
In 2017, the Uber driver in Lebanon, raped and killed a British diplomat Rebecca dykes. During the investigation it became clear that before one can get a job in Uber, he was twice imprisoned.
Video, photo All from Russia.