Yemen: Outrage after man tortures and murders 10-year-old daughter for “adultery”

Sana’a: A Yemeni father callously tortured and killed his daughter, 10, for allegedly committing adultery in the northern Dhamar province, a local official who questioned the man told Gulf News on Tuesday.

On the weekend, Yemenis on social media widely circulated a photo of a tortured girl who was found dead by shepherds in a rugged area in the northern province of Ibb.

Within hours, police found out that the girl was killed by her father.

Colonel Mohammad Qassem Al Hadi, the director of Dhamar’s Criminal Investigation Department, said that the man admitted that he brutally tortured and shot her four times with his rifle.

h/t LRC

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  • The Goat

    We’re just a day into 2015 and I think we already have our Father of the Year winner. Yemen represent!

  • Kinneddar

    There are no words …

  • TJ

    Is honor killing a valid defense in Yemen. No doubt it is, Lets hope this “outrage” will not be faux outrage and they will do something to stop honor killings.

    • David

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Adultery?
    At TEN? Maybe they meant another word.

    I wouldn’t say ALL of Yemen is outraged either.

  • Xavier

    My money says her adultery was when he raped her.

    • The Goat

      He had to restore the family honour!

  • J. C.

    Muzzies’ gonna Muzz…

  • DMB

    Yemen and Muslims are outraged by this as a westerner is outraged over a parking ticket.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And the problem is what, again? Never mind.