In series of tweets, minister says what is happening in Yemen is ‘annihilation’

Houthi fighters attend the funeral of their fellow who were killed during the recent clashes in Sanaa on December 7, 2017. (Reuters)

Yemen’s Minister of Information Moammar al-Eryani said on Thursday that Houthi militias’ violations and practices in Sanaa are tantamount to “annihilation” and crimes against humanity.

“The Yemeni people in Houthi strongholds are being subjected to the most hideous (crimes),” he said, adding that Houthis blocked all social media tools in an attempt to isolate the Yemeni people from the world and hide the crimes they are committing.

On Thursday, Houthi militias blocked all instant messaging applications and social media tools as they resumed detaining and executing people and raiding houses for the fourth day in a row since they killed former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Eryani said Houthis are raiding the houses of those who oppose them, adding that they’ve detained hundreds and carried out summary executions against hundreds of civilians and military officials.

He also voiced surprise regarding the international community’s and human rights’ organizations “terrifying silence” towards these crimes and called on everyone to bear their legal and moral responsibility.

This article is also available in Arabic.


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