Sana’a: New illegal taxes imposed by Houthi militias on sport clubs, Internet cafes

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September Net

Houthi militia has imposed a new illegal taxes on sport centers and Internet cafes in areas under their rule in the capital Sana’a.

Sources quoted by Asharq Al-Awsat daily Newspaper said that the Houthis officials closed over 22 sport clubs, 38 Internet cafes, 19 rest houses using the claim of banning gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The sources said that the Houthi officials stipulated several conditions against the owners of the sport clubs and Internet cafes to reopen their shops, including to pay YR 150, 000 ($250) for each business.

Management staff and owners of the sport clubs and Internet cafes appealed to local and international human rights organizations to intervene at removing this intimidation.

The militia aims by taking these steps at raising more money under the name of fighting the Covid-19.


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