A man was sentenced to death by machine gun for raping and killing a three year old girl.
Pedophile Muhammad al-Maghrabi was found guilty of raping and murdering three year old Rana Yahya Al-Matari on the first day of Eid this year.
The 41-year old was sentenced to death and was executed by machine gun in Yemen, where the country is ruled by Sharia law.
The execution took place in the main square in the capital city Sanaa, where hundreds of people turned up to witness, many of them taking photographs and recording footage on mobile phones.
Pictures show how the waiting throng appeared restless, apparently delighted with the barbaric outcome of the trial.
Yemen is one of the countries in the world where Sharia law is in effect, meaning that execution is the common sentence for murder, and it is usually carried out in a public place such as this, for maximum humiliation. The method of execution is not stated in the law, although be-headings are also common.
It is believed that this particular execution was also filmed by television cameras and was broadcast to the nation on one of the main television stations.
The pictures show how the murderer was laid down on his front, his arms tied behind his back after he emerged from the prison van which had brought him to the square.
He was laid out on a rug as the executioner stood above him to take aim. Enough room was left around the scene to allow onlookers to get a proper view.
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