A Yemeni man has been executed in a public square for the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in the country's rebel-controlled capital Sanaa.
Hussein al-Saket, 22, was shot five times before his body was strung from a crane in front of a large crowd in Sanaa.
This is the second such public execution in less than a month, seen as a display of power by the Shiite rebel group that has been in control of the city since the 2014 military coup
Al-Saket had abducted four-year-old Safaa al-Matari and raped her before killing her and burying her body.
Ali Ayedh, the victim's uncle, said al-Saket 'took part in the search for the girl before being unmasked' during the police investigation.
He said his public execution would act as a 'deterrent for criminals'.
Saket was placed face down on Tahrir Square in Sanaa, which the Shiite Houthi rebels have controlled since 2014.
A policeman shot him dead through the back with five bullets aiming for the heart, before his body was strung up on the end of a crane.
On July 31, another man was executed in the same square after being convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl.
Both executions have been framed as an example of the Shiite rebels' efforts to combat crime in their areas.
The Iran-backed Houthis have been locked in war with the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi for more than two years.
More than 8,300 people have been killed and millions displaced in the conflict, while some 2,000 have died of cholera since April.
The United Nations has described Yemen as 'the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,' with 10 million civilians in acute need of life-saving aid as the country teeters on the edge of famine.
Paedophile killer executed in Yemeni public square after raping and murdering a four-year-old girl Sara Malm for MailOnline and Afp 14 August 2017