Paedophile shot dead, hung from crane in brutal public execution

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: A convicted paedophile has been shot dead and hung from a crane in front of a crowd of people over the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl.

VIDEO Another man who was convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl received the same fate as 22-year-old, Hussein al-Saket, and was executed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in front of hundreds of onlookers in early August.

Hussein al-Saket, 22, was surrounded by an angry crowd in Yemen who were there to witness his brutal public execution.

The execution occurred at Tahrir Square in Sanaa, an area that's been controlled since 2014 by Shiite Huthi rebels.

A Yemeni police officer prepares to execute 22-year-old Hussein al-Saket in front of a crowd of onlookers. Source: Getty Images.
Judge Rajeh Ezzedine, who witnessed the execution, told AFP that Saket had been found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering the child.

The victim's, 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”.

Huge crowds gathered to watch the public execution. Onlookers film and photograph the scene on their phones. Source: Getty Images
The man was placed face down before he was shot five times in the back by a policeman as people watched on.

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

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

A cop stands over Saket before firing down repeatedly into his body. Source: Getty Images

Both executions have been described as examples of the Shiite rebels’ efforts to combat crime in their areas.

Since the second half of 2014, Sanaa has been controlled by Houthi insurgents to the region.

The predominantly Shia-led religious and political movement has been accused of human rights violations including the use of child soldiers.

The UN has described Yemen as “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” with 10 million civilians in desperate need of assistance as the country teeters on the edge of famine.

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