Man who raped and murdered 4-year-old girl is publicly executed and hung from crane

For the second time in under a month, a man was publicly executed in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa in front of hundreds of onlookers for the rape and murder of a young child.

Hussein al-Saket, 22, was shot several times by a police officer in Tahrir Square after he was found guilty of kidnaping, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, according to the Independent.

Following the execution, al-Saket's body was hanged from the top of a crane for the large crowd of onlookers to see.

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Metro reports that Ali Ayedh, the 4-year-old's uncle, said that al-Saket had taken part in the search for the young victim before police discovered he committed the crime.

Ayedh said he hoped that al-Saket's public execution would act as a 'deterrent' for future criminals.

On July 31, 41-year-old Muhammad al-Maghrabi was executed in Sanaa's Tahrir Square after a judge found him guilty of raping and murdering a 3-year-old girl.

Al-Maghrabi's execution also drew an unusually large number of onlookers to the square because of the gruesome nature of the crime.