The mother of a four-year-old girl who was raped and murdered today told of their joy at the execution by machine gun of their daughter's killer.
Safaa al-Matari's parents said justice had been done as the little girl's father spoke of his 'happiness' that the murderer had been punished in 'spectacular way'.
Hussein al-Saket, 25, was shot five times before his body was strung up from a crane in front of a large crowd in the Yemeni capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square for Saffa's abduction, rape and murder.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline the girl's mother Amal al-Matari said: 'I am very happy that the killer has been executed.
'I felt so relieved even after it had taken all this time – one year and eight months ago.
'I am more than happy and content now that justice has been done.
'I know my innocent daughter Safaa will now rest in peace and in heaven.'
Her father Muhamad Taher al-Matari said: 'I am so happy the killer of my daughter has finally been punished in such a spectacular and deterrent way so that he would set an example for all to see.
He added: 'My tribe, family and I tahnk all those have have sympathized with us in Yemen whether they are Muslims, Christians or any other religion because attacking innocent children is forbidden by God and all religions.'
Safaa's mother revealed how heartless al-Saket snatched her 'beautiful' daughter while she was giving birth to her youngest brother in November 2015.
Amal al-Matari told MailOnline: 'I was giving birth to my youngest son, Saleh, who is now 20 months old when Safaa who was playing outside our house disappeared.
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