Start trial of Houthis' leader, 31 leaders on charges of "coup d'etat and intelligence with Iran"

Aden (Debriefer)
2020-04-03 | Since 4 Day

Yemenis loyal to the Houthi group

The Specialized Criminal Court in Aden Governorate, south of Yemen, started on Thursday its first session to try 32 leaders of the Houthi group (Ansar Allah), on charges of a coup against the legitimate authority in 2014.

The specialized criminal prosecution filed a court indictment against 32 persons of the Houthi leaders, both civilian and military, including the leader of the group, Abdul Malik Al Houthi, and the head of the rescue government of the group, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, "for committing the crimes of the armed coup against the republican government system, and besieging the president and targeting his life by flying," Dissolving parliament, seizing army and security equipment, occupying state institutions, invading cities with weapons, and seeking and communicating with a foreign country with the intent to harm the military, political, diplomatic, and economic status of the Republic and extend its influence in the region.

The prosecution also accused the Houthi leaders of committing murders, kidnappings and torture of civilians, bombing their homes and institutions, looting financial reserves from the central bank, and making agreements and building illicit relations with a foreign country that is Iran that would subjugate the Republic of Yemen to the authority of that country and diminish the sovereignty and independence of its decision". 

The prosecution charged the Houthi leader alone with accusing him of "forming an armed militia regime affiliated with Iran, in conjunction with others, to turn against the state and the political and social system, using force and violence, endangering the independence and territorial integrity of the republic, as well as leading an armed gang that includes defectors from the armed forces, who were trained by Experts of Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards, in order to overthrow the government. "

The specialized prosecution accused the head of the Houthi government, Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, of "participating with the revolutionaries in forming the government, presiding over it and harnessing it in the service and achievement of the goals of the revolutionary militias."

In the indictment, the prosecution demanded the court to judge those accused of the penalties legally and legally provided that their trial be considered as fleeing from justice.

The list of the accused included:

1- Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din Amir al-Din al-Houthi

2- Mohammed Ali Abdul Karim Amir al-Din al-Houthi

3- Abdullah Yahya al-Hakem, nicknamed Abu Ali al-Hakem

4- Mahdi Saleh Al-Mashat

5- Abdul Khaleq Badr Al-Din Amir Al-Din Al-Houthi

6- Abdul Karim Amir Al-Din Al-Houthi

7- Yahya Mohammed Al-Shami

8- Zakaria Yahya Mohammed Al-Shami

9- Mohammed Saleh Al-Hamzi

10 - Mohammed Nasser Al-Atefi

11- Yousef Abdullah Hussein Al-Fishi

 12- Abdul Qadir Qassem Ahmed Al-Shami

13- Abdulrab Saleh Ahmed Jurfan

14- Saleh Mesfer Al-Shaer

15- Taha Ahmed al-Mutawakkil

16- Yahya Badr Al-Din Amir Al-Din Al-Houthi

17- Mohammed Abdul Karim Al-Ghammari

18 - Nayef Abu Khurfasha

19- Abdulelah Mohammed Hajar

20- Hussein Hammoud Al-Ezzi

 21- Ahmed Mohammed Yahya Hamid

22- Salim Mohammed Numan al-Mughalas

23 - Abdul Hakim Hashem Al-Khaiwani

24- Abdulaziz Mohammed Ahmed Al-Hamzi

25- Mubarak Al-Mashan Al-Zaidi

26- Ali Ali Al-Qahoum

27- Dhaif Allah Qasim Al-Shami

28- Mohammed Nasser Al-Bakheiti

29- Youssef Hassan Ismail Al-Madani

30- Hussein Abdullah Al-Maqbouli

31- Mohammed Abdul Qadir Al-Junaid

32- Abdulaziz bin Habtoor

On March 17, the specialized criminal court run by the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) in Sanaa issued death sentences for 19 officials and leaders in the internationally recognized Yemeni government, including the vice president, Lieutenant-General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, and the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammed al-Maqdashi, on charges of "Impersonation, assisting the enemy and inciting the countries of Saudi aggression to wage war on Yemen."

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