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Minors Can Still be Executed by Firing Squad in Yemen

On Saturday, Mohammed Haza'a was put to death by the Yemeni government despite legitimate questions as to whether he was under the age of 18 when he committed an alleged murder.

In 1999, Mohammed shot an intruder at his home in the central Yemeni city of Tiaz. The man later died of his wounds. Various judges, including the one who made the initial ruling, determined that the killing was self-defense and that Mohammed was underage at the time of the crime. Ignoring these concerns, an appeals court eventually sentenced him to death.

Source: The Atlantic. Read full article. (link)

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  • Corneliusm||

    determined that the killing was self-defense... eventually sentenced him to death

    The Atlantic article seems to gloss over this fact and focus more on the fact that they're executing teens. Maybe I'm odd, but I find the execution of innocent people to be the most disturbing.

  • Harvard||

    Yeah,like those innocent people riding those Jeruselem busses.

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