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The death sentence was carried out in Yemen today against a man who was found guilty of abducting, raping and killing a five-year-old girl.
The execution was carried out in Tahrir Square in the capital Sana’a, where Hussein Abdullah Al-Saket was shot in front of a waiting crowd.
Al-Saket was found guilty of kidnapping, raping, killing and then burying five-year-old Safa Mohammed Tahir Al-Mutari.
The ruling was supported by the Supreme Court and ratified by the President of the Political Council in the presence of members of the court, the specialised criminal prosecution and the victim’s parents. On 9 November 2015, 22-year-old Al-Saket, who lived in Sana’a’s Bani Matar district, abducted the minor and took her to a deserted area where he later buried her lifeless body.