Swift Justice in Yemen

Justice Yemen-style: Paedophile who raped boy, 11, shot in the head in front of hundreds of spectators  

By TAMARA COHEN/Daily Mail

This is criminal justice, Yemen style. A man accused of raping and murdering an 11-year-old boy is paraded through his home town before being shot dead by an executioner. 

Hundreds of onlookers lined the streets to watch the gruesome scene, cheering and shouting abuse at Yehya Hussein al-Raghwah. 

The boy, Hamdi al-Kabas, had reportedly come into his shop for a haircut last December during the Muslim festival of Eid. After brutally attacking him, the barber cut his body into pieces and dumped them outside the capital Sana’a. 

Enlarge  Yemenis gather to watch a Yemeni soldier execute a man, lying face down on a large piece of red cloth, his hands bound behind him

He was given the death penalty by a Yemeni court a month later after apparently admitting his crime. 

Shocking images of his final moments were released following the execution yesterday. 

First he leaves the city’s central prison, handcuffed and dressed in white robes. Fear etched on his face, he is surrounded by soldiers as he is led towards a ceremonial red carpet. 

He is allowed to say a final prayer, his shirt is then ripped open before he is laid face down. 

As a police official reads out his sentence for the last time, a doctor oversees his treatment and crowds – which appear to include children – jeer and punch the air, some filming his final moment on their mobile phones. 

Yahya Hussein al-Raghwah prepares himself before the execution 

 

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Yemeni police officers, accompanied by a doctor, left, place al-Raghwah face down prior to his execution in front of the central prison in San’a

A soldier brandishes his machine gun at the nape of the barber’s neck, and within a split second it is all over. His death brings the number of executions in the country this year to nine. 

Yemen is one of 59 countries which retains the death penalty, and one of its most prolific users, according to Amnesty International. 

It is deployed for a variety of violent and non-violent crimes including apostasy and adultery. 

Last year Yemen executed 13 people, according to those Amnesty has verified. But as no official figures are released the real toll could be far higher. 

All of those died by firing squad but in recent years there have been reports of stonings and beheadings. 

The deeply religious desert country has a poor human rights record and it is unclear if the barber had a fair trial. 

Under sharia law, which applies in Yemen, relatives of the victims of certain categories of murder have the power to pardon the offender in exchange for compensation, grant a pardon freely or request his or her execution. 

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The executioner prepares to shoot al-Raghwah in the back of the head

11 thoughts on “Swift Justice in Yemen”

  1. Oh the joys of Shariah justice are you watching all you morons in the UK and USA who are bleating about Shariah.

  2. Hey who needs all this CSI / forensic stuff and witnesses? Just encourage suspects to admit guilt and everything is sorted….

  3. Typical arab male – murder someone when they are all tied up!! And the dead arab was probably innocent anyway. You fuckwits who want sharia – learn what it really implies you bloody brain dead moonbats.

  4. And this also goes for sharia finance, which is governed by islamic law, for which NO final authority can exist. You give islam finance a foothold – you loose control of your finance – your choice.

  5. crusade is coming to islam dogs. in the name of jesus we shall clense europe of all the followers of the pig fucker mohamad. long live serbia!

  6. FUCK ALL OF U MOTHER FUCKERS THEY KILLED HIM BCUZ HE KILLED A 11 YEAR OLD BOY AFTER HE FUCKED HIM AND THAT WHAT HE GETS AND THAT IS THE GOVERNMENT THAT KILLED HIM Y THE FUCK R YOU PUTTING ISLAM IN THIS? THATS Y MUSLIMS GO BLOW THEY SELF UP BCUZ OF U STUPID RED NICKS MOTHERFUCKERS

  7. Thanks Saddam for illustrating the stupidity and ignorance of the muslim world in a way that a non-muslim cannot. Whether he was guilty or not remains unknown – he was convicted in a sharia court where no account of proper evidence is undertaken, the judges are usually illiterate morons, and sentencing is by way of the quran – which is not G_D.s word but the word of an illiterate child rapist called mohammed. No one knows if he was guilty – and knowing arab scum as I do it is also likely that some one else raped and killed the child and then set this person up. I expect no less from a society that murders foreign nurses for the fact that they are Christian. No one here is stupid – you are the idiot – and muslims are currently conducting their own perverted war on the rest of humanity. Islam has everything to do with why the person was shot dead – if he commited the crime he was almost certainly influenced by islam, his judging was brief and probably very badly done – also an influence of islam – and then we have the real red necks – people like you – screaming because the very visible weaknesses of islamic jurisprudence are brought to the table . albeit in a particularly unrefined way. This is another relic of islam – STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE.

  8. Sharia or no Sharia.

    just put yourself into the parents shoes, wouldn’t you have done the same for your 11 yrs old son.

    this person deserves this/ either to be prisoned for eternity
    or to be killed like that infront of millions.

    & it’s a good example for those who would want to do the same.

    perhaps they have sacrificed him as a Hint*
    to prevent such acts from others and to keep innocent kinds free from rape. And Parents away from Pain, misery,Hate and Violence.

  9. As a mother.. once this predator is proven guilty beyond a doubt.. why keep him alive. Send him to Allah and Allah can deal with him. I certainly don’t want him sharing my earth.

  10. in this case my dear islamophobics it has nothing to do with Shariya=Low
    a chlid rapist and a murderer got what he deserves!!

    he had a chance for a last pray and to ask Allah for forgiveness.

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