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Sun - 06 Feb 2022 - 05:38 PM ،،،

 A court loyal to the Iran-backed Houthi militias ordered the closure of a famed bookstore in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

The Abu Dharr al-Ghifari bookstore is a landmark in the Houthi-held capital and has been open for nearly 40 years. It was renowned for selling philosophical, intellectual and political books.

By shutting the library, the Houthis have claimed another cultural icon in Sanaa as they implement Iran's expansionist agenda in Yemen.

Local sources in Sanaa said a Houthi judge ordered that the shelves of the bookstore be emptied after its owner was unable to pay mounting rent.

The Houthis have already barred the publication of all independent and opposition newspapers and the import of intellectual and political books.

With Asharq Al-Awsat