Three men have been publicly shot and hanged after they were found guilty of r2ping and killing a 10-year-old boy.
The paedophiles were executed yesterday in the country’s capital Sana’a where their bodies were put on display to discourage others from carrying out similar attacks.
Before their deaths Abdul Jalil al-Ashhab, 19, Mohammed Said al-‘Uqri, 27, and Ghaleb al-Rashdi, also 19, were handcuffed and paraded in front of the crowds before being ordered to lie down.
They were then executed with three shots aiming for the heart, before being winched into the air as a warning to other potential offenders.
According to media in the Middle East, the three men kidnapped the young boy as he headed to his grandmother’s house in the village of Na’wa on October 29.
The trio covered the child’s mouth with a cloth and took him to a nearby school, where they carried out their horrific crimes.
After torturing and rap*ng the boy, they choked him to death and hid his body in an abandoned house.
The men were executed by a firing squad on August 8.
Yemen, south of Saudi Arabia, still strongly enforces capital punishment for violent cases such as murder, r*pe, and terrorism.
The country has one of the world’s highest rates of execution per capita.
Most Death sentences are executed by shooting, while stoning, although rare, is possible under the criminal procedure and penal law.
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