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UN report exposes Houthi violations in Yemen

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A report issued by UN experts on the situation in Yemen revealed that Houthi rebels’ violations range from corruption to torture.

The report exposed the militias’ financial corruption and said that they violated the humanitarian international law during the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

The Houthis resort to torture against those who oppose them and they strictly control intelligence and security institutions, the report said, adding that ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh controls a network of tribal, political and military allies and that the Houthis have a military and a political wing and decisions are still made by Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

Saleh and Houthi militias are both fighting against the internationally recognized Yemeni government.

The report added that rebels fund their battles through shadow economy like drug trade, smuggling and black market sales.

The report also accused the Houthis of targeting Saudi cities with missiles and rockets.