Documented evidencesleaked from the Aden criminal prosecution on involvement of Hani Bin Boraik, deputy head of the Emirati-backed Southern Transition Council (STC), in assassinations prove scandal of Abu Dhabi government,an official at the Yemeni internationally-recognized government said Saturday.
Confessions by the accused in the Salfist herald Samhan al-Rawi's murder have unveiled the UAE role in the crime, particularly with the accused admitting they managed the killing with Bin Boraik who met with the assassination leader (Hilmi Jalal) inside UAE camp in Aden, the official added on condition of anonymity.
"This scandal will be a burden on Emiratis and allies at the STC, and will lead to a series of upcoming scandals," he told the Arabic21 website.
Proceedings on investigation by the Public Prosecution in Aden, seat of the Yemeni internationally-recognized government, have revealed that the STC's second-in-command was behind the killing of 30 heralds, mostly Rawi who was killed with a revolver provided by Bin Boraik.
Rights groups have increasingly called for investigation into Bin Boraik contribution to assassinations.
While he was mentioned in investigations of Rawi case, the PP went on with proceedings without summoning Bin Boraik to questioned, SAM investigation officer, Musa al-Namrani, told Al-Jazeera.net.
In respond to leaked documents, Bin Boraik tweeted "our security plans to combat terrorist groups, chiefly Ekhwanj [Muslim Brethren] are still in place and based on fighting their ideologies with thought .. and fighting them with arms, while tightening the grip around their heads."
But his remarks have been seen as implicit confession of his role in murders.
For another Yemeni official, stirring the lengthily-frozen file of murdersin Aden has been coordinated between Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia, following the UAE withdrawal.
"Riyadh has felt stabbed by Abu Dhabi that voided the military coalition of its goals to end Houthi coup, in favor of southern separatist militias," he added anonymously in remarks to the Arabic21 website.
Underorders by the Yemeni President AbdRabbu Mansour Hadi, Bin Boraik was fired as state minister and referred to investigationin February 2017, just to take the opposing side and call for "independence and establishment of the Arab south republic".
The UAE-supported STC was established in May 2017 and consists of Yemeni southern bodies calling for separation from the north and restoration of south state that existed before Yemeni Unification in 1990.