Yemen’s Houthi militants publicly execute 3 for rape and murder

SANA’A: Hundreds of people gathered in Yemen’s militant-held capital to watch the execution of three men — two convicted of child rape and murder, and one of killing his daughters.

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It was Sana’a’s first public execution since August 2018, when the Houthi militia’s security forces shot three men and hung their bodies from a crane for raping and killing a child.

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On Wednesday, the three convicts in blue prison uniforms were escorted to the central Tahrir (Liberation) Square where an executioner in green army fatigues and black gloves laid each face down on a red sheet before shooting them in the back.

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The Iran-backed militants have made much of their crime-fighting efforts in areas under the control, which include most of the north of country.

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Those executed on Wednesday had been convicted of particularly heinous crimes.

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Ali Abdullah Al Noami was found guilty of leaving his three daughters to die in a water tank after a disagreement with his wife.

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The two others put to death, identified by Yemeni media as Abdullah Ali Al Mukahali and Mohammad Abdullah Arman, had been convicted of raping and killing an eight-year-old boy.

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The Houthi militants have retained control of swathes of the north despite a six-year-old military intervention by neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies in support of the beleaguered government.

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The conflict has pushed the country to the brink of famine in what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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