Al-Houthi executed 9 civilians, including a “barbaric” minor

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Today, Sunday, the US Embassy in Yemen condemned the brutal execution of 9 Yemenis by Al-Houthi in Sanaa yesterday, Saturday, describing it as a “heinous act”.

The embassy quoted the acting ambassador, Cathy Westley, as saying in a letter that the Houthi authorities “brutally executed them after a sham trial and after years of torture and abuse.”

“One of those executed was a minor. This outrageous act is another example of the Houthis’ disregard for basic human rights,” Westley added in the letter.

She pointed out that the execution came only days after the Houthi attack on the commercial port of Mocha, stressing the need to stop what she called “barbarism”.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations said today, Sunday, that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres deeply regrets the Houthi movement yesterday. to execute nine people Among them is a minor.

In a statement, spokesman Stephane Dujarric indicated that Guterres strongly condemns the Houthi actions, which he said were the result of “judicial procedures that do not appear to have been met.” fair trial requirements“.

The Secretary-General urged all actors to stop the violence, and called on the Yemeni parties to engage with the United Nations in good faith and without preconditions to revive the political dialogue in order to find a peaceful settlement of the conflict that meets the aspirations and legitimate demands of the Yemeni people.

On Saturday, the Houthi militia executed 9 people in Sanaa, after accusing them of involvement in the killing of the head of its political council, Saleh Al-Samad.

Video clips spread among Yemenis on the communication sites showed members of the Houthi militia discharging bullets in the heads of the detainees, while they were lying on the ground.

Meanwhile, militia-affiliated media reported that “the Public Prosecution has implemented the verdict of retribution against the cell members involved in the assassination of Al-Sammad.”

She also indicated that “the execution took place in Tahrir Square by firing squad, in the presence of leaders in the ranks of the Houthis.”

It is noteworthy that Al-Samad was killed in April 2018, in an air strike in Hodeidah, western Yemen. The leader, who was killed along with six others, was among the most prominent officials killed by the militias since the beginning of their coup against legitimacy in mid-2014.

The Yemeni Minister of Information, Muammar Al-Eryani, described, on Saturday, the Houthis’ execution of 9 civilians after a show trial as a horrific crime.

In a series of tweets he posted on his Twitter account, he said that the Iranian-backed Houthi militia executed 9 civilians from Hodeidah Governorate, including a child, after years of enforced disappearance and brutal torture, which led to the death of one of them, and subjecting them to a mock trial in which they were deprived of their most basic rights, a terrorist crime. It reveals its ugliness, its bloodiness, its criminality, and its disregard for the lives of Yemenis.





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