The government of Yemen's Houthi group Ansarullah accused on Wednesday two officials in Yemen's internationally-recognized govenment of war crimes and approved a lawsuit against them.
Accroding Sanaa-based Yemeni "Saba" news agency, the Houthi government's cabinet has seen a report on the actions taken by the government of the "clients" (referring to the legitimate government), represented by Mohammed Zemam and Hafez Meyyad (Governor of the Central Bank of Yemen Committee), which seeks to tighten the economic blockade by deliberately blocking the entry of vessels coming to the port of Hodeidah carrying commercial goods and seizure them in the port of Djibouti, as doubling the value and thus increase the burden on citizens.
The government of the Houthis said that what it is carrying out by Zemam and Meyyad is a "war crime" that calls for judicial action. They facilitate only the entry of Saudi and UAE goods and blocking and preventing other goods.
It has approved a "lawsuit" against the two officials through the Public Prosecution (...) "for betraying their country and their contribution in attributing aggression and siege on their homeland."
The Huthi government denounced what it described as "the actions and practices of the government of the clients that are participating in the alliance of aggression in starving the Yemeni people, which amount to war crimes no less than those carried out by Saudi Arabia and the UAE daily against Yemenis by air, land and sea."
The United Nations and the Security Council condemned the targeting of the economic facilities in Hodeidah, most recently targeting the grain mills, trying to get the port of Hodeidah out of readiness, "and to put pressur on him to stop blatant aggression."
Yemen has been racked by armed conflict which broke out after the Houthis had ousted the internationally recognised government in late 2014.
The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led military coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015.
Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The conflict has left nearly 10,000 people dead in Yemen, already the Arab world's poorest country and more than 22 million people in Yemen are in need of aid - 8.4 million of whom are on the brink of starvation, according to the United Nations.