YEMEN: TWO MEN SHOT IN PUBLIC FOR KIDNAPING, RAPING AND MURDERING 12-YEAR-OLD BOY
|The execution of Refat and Khaled
February 19, 2019:
Yemen on 7 February 2019 executed two men for abducting, raping and murdering a 12-year-old boy by shooting them in public. (Sources: albawaba.com, 10/02/2019)
Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, had been convicted of raping and murdering a boy named Mohamed Saad in May last year.
Hundreds had gathered in the port city of Aden to watch the men get shot dead in front of the baying crowd.
The boy had been playing next to a house where one of them lived, when the pair set upon him, dragged him into the home and raped him.
'After the rape, they could not silence the cries of the child, who begged for help, so one of them grabbed a knife and slit his throat,' court documents seen by El Mundo states.
A 33-year-old woman has also been sentenced to death for helping Refat and Khaled dismember the boy's body.
Her execution has been postponed as she is pregnant, according to the website.