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Yes, three paedophiles shot, hanged from crane in Yemen for rape and murder of boy

News360.co.za is a known junk news website in South Africa. The KnowNews tool, developed by media research organisation Media Monitoring Africa, alerts readers to the credibility of websites. It warns that the News360 site may contain dodgy news and cautions readers against sharing. 

This time, however, the site appears to have shared something true. 

“Paedophiles hung on a crane and shot for gang-raping 10-year-old,” reads a headline from a June 2019 article

The article was posted on Facebook, where it was flagged as potentially false. It’s not.



Public execution in August 2018


The article says three paedophiles were shot and hanged from a crane in Yemen as punishment for raping and killing a 10 year old boy. 

Included is a photo that shows three men in blue overalls, hanging from ropes. We ran it through Tin Eye’s reverse image search engine and filtered the results to find the oldest version. 

The photo first appeared online in August 2018 when the Daily Mail Online published an article about the public hanging. 

Three men were convicted of raping and killing 10 year old Mosad al-Mothana in Yemen. The public execution took place on 8 August 2018 when the men were ordered to lie face down in the centre of Sana'a, the country's capital city, and shot five times in the heart. Their corpses were then winched into the air by a crane where they were left hanging. 

The News360 article has been copied directly from the Daily Mail’s, but the headline has been altered. And while the Daily Mail is known for its tabloid-style reporting, the KnowNews tool says it’s a credible news site.

And there are many other news reports from August 2018 on the public execution of the three Yemeni men. - Africa Check

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