Houthi militia transfers case file on Saleh’s ‘high treason’ to prosecution
Legal and human rights sources said the Houthi militia transferred the case file of former late President Ali Abdullah Saleh and a number of his relatives to the state security prosecution in Sanaa, which the Houthis control, to investigate them over accusations of high treason.
The case file includes accusations against Saleh, his children, nephews and relatives in addition to General People's Congress Party official Ali al-Shater and the party’s financial chief Fouad al-Kameem.
Accusations include high treason and siding with what the Houthis called “aggression,” in reference to the Arab coalition in support of legitimacy in Yemen.
The Houthi militia began addressing this case file as forces led by Brigadier General Tarek Saleh, the nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh, began to move in the west coast front. The Houthis aim to deter Tarek’s intervention as he’s aware of their strengths and weaknesses in fronts since they fought together before his uncle ended his alliance with them.
Houthis killed Ali Abdullah Saleh in December in Sanaa after he called for a popular uprising against them. They still have his body until now and they’ve also kidnapped a number of his children, Salah and Madeen and some relatives like Affash Tarek Saleh and killed a number of officials who were loyal to him.
According to sources close to the Houthis, the latter fear Saleh’s eldest son Brigadier General Ahmad and the military activity of Brigadier General Tarek Saleh and will resort to blackmail to deter them including threatening to kill Tarek’s son whom they’ve kidnapped.