The International Federation calls for the Houthi group to be held accountable for the execution of 9 civilians

English - الثلاثاء 21 سبتمبر 2021 الساعة 04:47 م
Aden, NewsYemen:

 The International Federation for Rights and Development (IFRD) condemned, in the strongest terms, the "Houthi" militia group in Yemen executing 9 civilians by firing squad in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, and demands international accountability for the group.

The International Federation, in a statement issued by it, confirmed that what happened against the nine civilians constitutes another horrific crime committed by the Houthi group, after an illegal trial that lacked the minimum standards of justice and was based on political considerations.

On Saturday, the Houthi group executed 9 people for their conviction of participating in the assassination of the former head of the group's Supreme Political Council, Saleh Al-Sammad, who was killed on April 19, 2020, in an air strike by the Arab coalition, in Al-Hodeidah Governorate (west).

And the Houthis carried out publicly and amid large crowds the death sentences by firing squad against the nine people, including a minor, on charges of communicating and planning the killing of Al-Samad, in an incident that reflected the Houthi militia's indulgence in abuse of society and the use of simple people as scapegoats to settle internal accounts.

 The International Federation called for serious international action to stop all judgments issued by the judiciary politicized by the Houthi group and to stop the abuse, kidnapping, killing and displacement of Yemenis.

The International Federation for Rights and Development (IFRD) confirmed that the execution incident falls within the framework of a series of violations and deliberate violations of the rights of the convicts, as well as secret trials and torture against them in undisclosed prisons, as part of the grave violations of the most basic human rights standards in Yemen.

It also stresses that the Houthi group did not dare to carry out executions of the nine civilians except because of the silence of the international community about its successive crimes in Yemen since 2014, which go unpunished.

It also stresses that the parties to the conflict in Yemen must be confronted in an attempt to intimidate Yemeni civilians by waving death sentences and the possibility of bringing charges without cost through the availability of political will to address the phenomena of impunity in Yemen.