A bullet in the back for raping a boy: Two pedophiles are publicly executed in Yemen for murdering a 12-year-old
Yemen has executed two men for abducting, raping and murdering a 12-year-old boy by shooting them in public.
Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, had been convicted of raping and murdering a boy named Mohamed Saad in May last year.
Hundreds had gathered in the port city of Aden on Thursday to watch the men get shot dead in front of the baying crowd.
Eye for an eye: A local doctor, right, makes a final check before the execution of Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, who were convicted of raping and murdering a 12-year-old boy
The boy had been playing next to a house where one of them lived, when the pair set upon him, dragged him into the home and raped him.
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‘After the rape, they could not silence the cries of the child, who begged for help, so one of them grabbed a knife and slit his throat,’ court documents seen by El Mundo states.
A 33-year-old woman has also been sentenced to death for helping Refat and Khaled dismember the boy’s body.
Face of a killer: Refat, 28, is seen in the final minutes before his public execution in Aden, Yemen, after he was convicted of the brutal kidnap, rape and murder of the boy
Dr. Salah Mohamed Hussein, director of a local Forensic Unit, gives water to Khaled before their execution
Members of the all-male crowd fought their way to the front and filmed the execution on their mobile phones
Her execution has been postponed as she is pregnant, according to the website.
Yemen has one of the highest execution rates per capita in the world, and shooting is the most common method.
Islamic Sharia law is applied in the country and a number of crimes are punishable by death, including murder, rape and terrorism.
Public execution: Hundreds had gathered at the site of the execution in the Yemeni port city to watch the two men be shot dead