These images show the last moments of two condemned criminals immediately before they were executed in Kuwait for crimes which have shocked the nation. Ahmad Abdulsalam al-Baili (left) and Hajjaj Saadi (right) were both hanged yesterday June 18th on a gallows set up in a car park outside the country’s main prison.
Saadi, 33, was executed for abducting and raping 18 young children, while Baili had been convicted of murdering an Asian couple.
The men had provoked widespread revulsion within Kuwait – Saadi became known as the ‘Hawalli Beast’ after the district where he carried out his crimes. He lured 18 boys and girls under the age of 10 onto rooftops in the area before raping them, according to the authorities.