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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Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, looks before his execution at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
Hussein al-Sakit (in blue prison suit), 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, is surrounded by policemen before his execution at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Yemeni security forces prepare to execute a man convicted of raping and murdering a four-year-old girl in the capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square, on August 14, 2017. Yemenis gathered in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child in the second such public execution in weeks. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, said Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Yemeni security forces prepare to execute a man convicted of raping and murdering a four-year-old girl in the capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square, on August 14, 2017. Yemenis gathered in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child in the second such public execution in weeks. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, said Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, is prepared to be hanged after his execution at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah TEMPLATE OUT
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Police officers execute Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah TEMPLATE OUT
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Police officers check Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, after he was executed at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah TEMPLATE OUT
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The body of Yemeni Hussein al-Saket, 22, is seen hanging after being executed by security forces for raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, in the capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square, on August 14, 2017. Yemenis gathered in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child in the second such public execution in weeks. Al-Saket, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, said Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The body of Yemeni Hussein al-Saket, 22, is seen hanging after being executed by security forces for raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, in the capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square, on August 14, 2017. Yemenis gathered in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child in the second such public execution in weeks. Al-Saket, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, said Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, is hanged on a crane after being executed at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah TEMPLATE OUT
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Hussein al-Sakit, 22, who was convicted of raping and murdering the five-year-old girl, Safaa al-Matari, is hanged on a crane after he was executed at the Tahrir Square in downtown Sanaa, Yemen August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah TEMPLATE OUT
TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / The body of Yemeni Hussein al-Saket, 22, is seen hanging after being executed by security forces for raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, in the capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square, on August 14, 2017. Yemenis gathered in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child in the second such public execution in weeks. Al-Saket, was found guilty of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl, said Rajeh Ezzedine, a judge who attended the execution. / AFP PHOTO / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

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