Three Who Raped 10-Year-Old Boy Shot, Hanged From Crane in Yemen

Published August 9th, 2018 - 11:03 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

Three paedophiles were publicly shot then hanged from a crane in Yemen yesterday as punishment for raping and killing a ten-year-old boy.

Disturbing pictures show the rapists in blue overalls paraded in front of crowds in the centre of Sana'a, the country's largest city.

They were handcuffed, ordered to lie face down and shot five times in the heart.

Their corpses were then winched high into the air by a crane where they were left hanging as a grim warning to other potential offenders.

Yemen, south of Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's top executors with capital punishment for violent crimes including murder, rape, and terrorism. 

The death penalty can also theoretically be used in cases of Islamic or 'Hudud' offences under Sharia law such as adultery, sexual misconduct, sodomy, prostitution, blasphemy and apostasy.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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