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Mon - 23 Mar 2020 - 08:38 PM ،،،

 A Houthi-run court in Yemen has upheld the death sentence handed down to Hamid Haydara, a prisoner of conscience of Baha’i faith, Amnesty International said on Monday.

The Court of Appeals in Sana’a approved on Sunday, the sentence which had been handed down in January 2018, following a protracted and grossly unfair trial that lasted almost five years. Haydara, who was not allowed to attend court hearing, was tried on unfounded allegations of spying, which carries the death penalty.

“This decision, taken in Hamid Haydara’s absence, is only the latest development in what has been a flagrantly-flawed trial and indicates the lengths to which the Houthis are willing to go to consolidate their control,” said Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director.