Houthis demand ousted President Saleh be hanged at ‘Gate of Yemen’

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Houthi militias in Yemen on Friday launched a scathing attack against ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, their former coup ally.

Accusing him of treason, the militia demanded that Saleh should “be killed and hanged at the Gate of Yemen,” an important historical landmark and the entrance to old Sanaa.

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The Houthi’s official broadcast channel, Al Masirah, called Saleh a traitor. The channel claimed that Saleh is working on abandoning his ally, Houthi leader Abdulk Malik al-Houthi, and attempting to escape Yemen.

Meanwhile, Saleh has reportedly been considering an invitation from Russia to participate in a conference in Moscow.

Houthi radio station, SamFM Yemen, allocated the majority of their air time to attack Saleh in the past week.

Houthi official and SamFM Director Hammoud Sharaf al-Deen demanded that Saleh “be killed.” He also accused Saleh and his party of supporting a campaign aimed at failing institutions run by Houthi elements.

The Houthi broadcast station welcomed calls from various Houthi leaders who also accused Saleh of treachery and deceit. They also called for Saleh to be “hanged” on the Gate of Yemen.

Similarly, a relative to the Houthi leader, Abdul Quddous Taha al-Houthi, ordered the militia to make their way to Saleh’s house and "drag him and hang him."

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