According to residents in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan, alleged al-Qaeda militants would have severed the hands of 2 people, including that of a 15-year old boy. [I don't know why it says "would," from the article and others it is clear that they did. - EoZ]How dare anyone criticize someone's religion!
Eyewitnesses told the press that they were summoned to the execution, forced to watch while the Islamists cut off the hands of the accused, using a sword.
They later on paraded around the town with the amputated limb, warning that theft would not be tolerated under al-Qaeda's rule.
The 2 men had been apparently found guilty of stealing electric cables in Jaar, one of the towns "Ansar al Sharia" group seized a few months back.
(This story was picked up by AFP but got very little coverage.)