SANAA – A Yemeni man has been executed with a machine gun after he was convicted of raping and killing a three-year-old girl.
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Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, was shot to death with an AK-style rifle in the capital of Sanaa on Monday.
Pictures show Maghrabi lying on the floor with his hands bound behind his back before a soldier standing over him opens fire.
The execution was watched by a crowd of thousands who gathered in the city’s main square.
Television cameras broadcast the sentence across the country while viewers filmed it on their phones.
Sharia law is the source of all legislation in Yemen. Under the law murder is punishable by the death sentence.