EXECUTIONERS killed a man with machine guns in the street after he was convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl.
The Express reports,
Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, was shot by police who opened fire with a machine gun at a public square in Sana’a, Yemen.
Mr al-Maghrabi was convicted of raping and killing three-year-old Rana Yahya Al-Matari.
Images released from the killing showed him on the floor with his hands handcuffed behind his back.
A soldier towers over him with a machine gun aimed at his back before he fires.
The rapist’s punishment was was watched by hundreds of baying spectators in the city’s main square.
Mr al-Maghrabi was bought to the spot by police who laid him down onto a white rug.
The crowd, of mostly men, took out their mobile phones to record the event.
Television stations also broadcast the event to viewers at home.
The last time that a Yemini was executed in this manner was 2009 when a man was punished and killed for raping and murdering an 11-year-old.
Yemen punishes murderers with a death sentence and beheading is another common punishment.