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Thu - 11 Jul 2019 - 08:38 PM ،،،

thenational


 The Yemeni government called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Yemen to put an end to the execution verdicts issued by Houthi militias against a group of activists, politicians, and journalists.

Earlier, a Houthi court in the Yemeni coupist-held capital Sanaa sentenced 30 people to execution on charges of supposedly spying for the legitimacy and the Saudi-led coalition.

In two separate letters sent to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet and UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Hadrami urged them to intervene by all possible means to stop the Houthi militias from completing the executions.

He warned that death sentences against innocent citizens incorporated in the prisoner exchange deal in the Stockholm agreement are “extrajudicial killings” done by an armed group that has no legal authority to issue such verdicts.

The Minister said that militias' “mock trials” are blatantly violating the human rights guaranteed by all international covenants and norms, asking them to intervene to save the lives of the detainees.

For its part, the National Alliance of Yemen political forces strongly condemned in a statement the death sentences, describing them as “illegal” based on invalid procedures and continuous violations of the law and all human rights charters.