Sanaa (Yemen): The United Nations, the United States and Britain on Sunday condemned the killing of nine Yemeni people by Houthi rebels. The group says they were involved in the killing of a senior Houthi official in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago. All nine of these men were publicly shot in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. His photographs were later distributed by pro-Iranian Houthi rebels. Hundreds of people were present there, most of whom were Houthi supporters. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the action by which the nine people were killed was not “fair”.
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UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the secretary-general expressed grief over the killings, which have caused outrage across Yemen, including in Sanaa, where people usually attack the Houthi community out of fear of reprisal. refrain from condemning. Rebel leader Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Houthi’s Supreme Revolutionary Council, tweeted that he had rejected the UN’s challenge to a rebel-controlled judiciary. According to court documents, the rebels have accused 60 people of the killing of Saleh al-Samad in April 2018, including nine.
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The Houthi accused nine men of spying for the Saudi-led coalition, which has been waging a war against rebels for years in an effort to bring back Yemen’s internationally recognized government to power. Al-Samad was the head of the Houthi-backed political organization. Al-Samad was killed along with six of his comrades in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition. America’s top diplomat in Yemen, Kathy Westley, described the trial as a “sham” after “years of torture and abuse against those killed”. He tweeted, “This outrageous action is yet another example of Houthi indifference to basic human rights … this brutality must end.” The UK embassy in Yemen also condemned the incident and called for a fair trial. and “gross disregard for due process.” These nine people included a 17-year-old teenager who was arrested months after Samad was killed.