UN rejects Houthi’s death sentence against 30 abductees
The United Nations has expressed its rejection to the decision issued by a court run by the Houthis in Sana’a to carry out mass execution against 30 abductees in the militia’s prisons.
In a press conference held in Geneva, spokeswoman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ravina Shamdassani said that most of those who were sentenced to death are “academics, students and politicians affiliated with the Islah party.”
“OHCHR has credible information that many of the defendants were arbitrarily or illegally arrested (by Houthis), not to mention the torture and ill-treatment they suffer in the custody,” she said.
She pointed out that the 30 abductees sentenced to death were” taken to prisons by the Houthis from different points in 2016.”