THREE paedos who raped and murdered a young boy are shot dead and hanged from cranes in a chilling public execution.

Gruesome pictures show crowds gathering at a public square in Sana'a, Yemen, as the men are shot dead.

The three thugs have been convicted of raping and killing ten-year-old Mosad Saleh al-Mothana.

Yemeni officers forced the men, dressed in blue overalls, to lie face down on a mat.

A policeman shot each man in turn, through the back with five bullets aiming for the heart.

Their bloodied corpses were strung up from a crane for all to see.

The convicted paedo is forced to lie face-down on the ground in front of a crowd

It comes after the public hanging of Hussein al-Saket, 22, who was convicted of abducting, raping and murdering a four-year-old girl.

Saket was brought to Tahrir Square in Sanaa which the Shiite Huthi rebels have controlled since 2014 before being forced to lie face-down on the ground.

Ali Ayedh, the victim's uncle, said Saket "took part in the search for the girl before being unmasked" as her killer during the police investigation.

He said his public execution would act as a "deterrent for criminals".

The executions have been framed as an example of the Shiite rebels' efforts to combat crime in their areas.