Paedophiles publicly shot and hanged after raping and killing young boy
Culled from Daily Mail
Three paedophiles were publicly shot then hanged from a crane in Yemen yesterday as punishment for raping and killing a ten-year-old boy, Daily Mail reported.
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.
Disturbing pictures show the rapists in blue jump suits paraded in front of crowds in the centre of Sana'a, the country's largest city
One of the paedophiles is taken to a mat where he is told to lie down before being shot
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 while onlookers took pictures on mobile phones.
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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.
All sentences are carried out by shooting although stoning, hanging, and beheading are also permitted within the Yemeni penal code.
Around 50 counties in the world still have the death penalty.
Yesterday Saudi Arabia executed and crucified a man who stabbed a woman to death.
The man from Myanmar was beheaded and his body put on display on a cross in Mecca.