Yemeni gov't seeks to evacuate 15 MPs from Sana'a

Riyadh (Debriefer)
2019-12-24 | Since 1 Month

The Yemeni Parliament

The Yemeni internationally-recognized government is exerting efforts to move more than 15 members of the Parliament from the Houthi-held capital of Sana'a, a Saudi paper reported Tuesday.

Contacts are underway with the MPs to be evacuated in a safe way, Asharq Al-awsat quoted an official source as saying.

Based on information, "most of the 30 main MPs want to leave Sana'a, but they fear retaliation by the Houthi group that may kill them and their families, if the rebels know about their desire," he added.

The Yemeni minister for Parliament and Shura affairs told the paper that some 15 MPs made contacts with the government and arrangements were made on how to help them leave Sana'a.

"The government is constantly seeking to evacuate all the MPs" from Sana'a, Mohamed al-Himiari added on phone. "The government efforts in this regard began early, not in connection to interior events in Sana'a and the insults the MPs suffer from Houthi leaders."

The government made secret contacts with the 15 lawmakers, although "most of the MPs would leave, if they were guaranteed and assured about their safety. But there are precautions and risks on roads.

"The coming days will see the departure of some MPs from Sana'a to liberated areas. Yes it's a risky, great adventure, but the government is very determined to evacuate them safely, and help them escape sufferings caused by Houthis."


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