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Woman Executed by Firing Squad for Killing Husband

A Yemeni woman has been executed by firing squad for killing her husband, whom she accused of molesting their daughter.

The woman's lawyer, Abdel-Alim al-Wafi, says she was executed Sunday in a province north of the capital, San'a.

The 40-year-old woman, Aisha al-Hamzi, had seven children. She said she killed her husband in 2002 because he molested their oldest daughter, now 14.

She was sentenced to death in 2003. Under Yemeni law, she could have been pardoned if one of her children had agreed. But the lawyer says none of her children did because of pressure from the father's family.