Two Yemenis sentenced to death by Houthis following ‘sham’ trials

File photo of Houthi militias’ members in Sanaa streets. (Supplied)

Houthi militias in Yemen continue to hand out death sentences against their opponents following what can only be described as sham trials.

A Yemeni Criminal Court under the pro-Iranian militias in Sanaa sentenced two Yemeni citizens to death on charges of communicating with the Coalition, which is backing the legitimate government in the war-torn country.

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Yahya Hani Mohammed Thabet al-Areeqi and Ali Abdulellah Ali al-Hashidi were sentenced to death on charges leveled against them by a representative of the Houthis.

The charges against them was that of communicating with Coalition countries and joining the ranks of the legitimate forces.

Executing civilians

Earlier, the court issued similar sentences, executing three civilians for “communicating” with a foreign country.

The sentences were issued after sham trials presided by a Houthi militia prosecutor accused Jamal Abdullah Nasser, Ali Saleh Abdulrab Ahmed al-Obeidi and Murad Hussein Saleh al-Obeidi, of “trying to attract people and send them to Marib to join the national army and to disclose information about military sites with the aim of bombing them.

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The court also held a trial for activist Hamza al-Jubeihi, son of journalist Yahya Abdel-Raqib al-Jubeihi, who was sentenced by the militias to death in 2016.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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