Yemeni man killed by extremists for ‘apostasy’ in Aden

Published April 27th, 2016 - 02:00 GMT
Aden, Yemen, the temporary capital of the Hadi government, faced an unusual act of violence this week. (AFP/File)
Aden, Yemen, the temporary capital of the Hadi government, faced an unusual act of violence this week. (AFP/File)

The body of a Yemeni activist was discovered in Aden after being kidnapped from near his home in Aden on April 24. 

According to sources the body of Omar Muhammad Batweel was discovered with bullet wounds on Monday, April 25, in the area of Omar Al-Mukthar in the Directorate of Sheikh Uthman.

Batweel had previously been threatened physically by unnamed extremists for posting Facebook statuses criticizing religion. Sources report that extremists had accused him of atheism and apostasy

A picture of Omar Muhammad Batween has spread across social media, with him lying on the ground covered in his blood.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killing. Al-Qaeda has commited similar murders in Aden, with their presence continuing to grow in the south of Yemen.


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