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Yemen executes man who raped and killed 5-year-old girl

Crowds form as the execution of a Yemeni man, who raped and killed a 5-year-old girl, took place in Sana'a

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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.

Read: Man executed for rape and murder of toddler in Yemen


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  • peepsqueek

    I believe in the death penalty for unforgivable crimes, however, I don’t know what a fair trail looks like in the Middle East.

    Amnesty International: Torture and other ill-treatment are widespread practices in Yemen and are committed, generally with impunity, against both detainees held in connection with politically motivated acts or protests and ordinary criminal suspects.

    Amnesty International has longstanding concerns about the use of the death penalty in Yemen, particularly as death sentences are often passed after proceedings, which fall short of international standards for fair trial.

    Women continued to face discrimination in law and practice and were inadequately protected against domestic and other violence.