Paedophile is shot dead and hung from a crane in brutal public execution

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<em>The paedophile was hung from a crane after he was shot in the back (Rex/stock photo)</em>
The paedophile was hung from a crane after he was shot in the back (Rex/stock photo)

A convicted paedophile was shot dead and hung from a crane in front of a crowd of people for the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl.

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Hussein al-Saket, 22, was surrounded by crowds in Yemen who were there to witness the shocking public execution.

Judge Rajeh Ezzedine, who witnessed the execution, told AFP that Saket had been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering the child.

<em>The execution took place in Tahrir Square, Sana’a in Yemen (Wikipedia/stock photo)</em>
The execution took place in Tahrir Square, Sana’a in Yemen (Wikipedia/stock photo)

Her uncle, Ali Ayedh, said Saket “took part in the search for the girl before being unmasked” during the police investigation.

He said Saket’s public execution would act as a “deterrent for criminals”.

Saket was placed face down on Tahrir square in Sanaa, before he was shot five times in the back by a policeman.

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His lifeless body was then strung up on the end of a crane and put on display to the watching crowds.

It was the second such public execution in weeks after another man was executed in the same square for raping and murdering a three-year-old girl.

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