As many as three men have been shot and then hanged from a crane in broad daylight after they were found out to have committed criminal acts.
Three paedophiles (pictured) were publicly shot and hanged from a crane in Yemen yesterday
Three paedophiles were publicly shot then hanged from a crane in Yemen yesterday as punishment for r*ping and killing a ten-year-old boy.
Disturbing pictures show the r*pists 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.
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.
Yemen, south of Saudi Arabia, is one of the world's top executors with capital punishment for violent crimes including murder, r*pe, and terrorism.
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
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. The US is the only one in the G7 to still have it.
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.
Source: Daily Mail UK