Sanaa (Web Desk): A Yemeni man has been executed with a machine gun after he was convicted of raping and killing a three-year-old girl.

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.