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UN, US and Britain condemn public executions by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis

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The United Nations, the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned the executions of nine Yemenis by the country’s Houthi rebels over allegations that they were involved in the killing of a senior Houthi official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago.

The Iranian-backed Houthis on Saturday publicity executed the nine by firing squad. Hundreds of people, mostly Houthis and their supporters, attended the execution in Tahrir Square in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa.

The Houthis are battling the Yemeni government for control of the impoverished country.

The rebels said that they executed the nine for their involvement in the killing of Saleh al-Sammad, who was head of the Houthis’ supreme political council, in a 2018 airstrike claimed by Saudi Arabia.

They were among 16 people convicted by a Houthi court.


© The Times of Israel

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