Al-Houthi lists those banned from traveling

English - Tuesday 24 May 2022 الساعة 07:45 pm
Sana'a, NewsYemen:

 The terrorist Houthi militia, Iran’s arm in Yemen, fears that the remaining officials and parliamentarians residing in Sana’a will flee abroad, so it has put together lists of people prohibited from traveling through Sana’a airport and land ports.

The lists appeared with the start of commercial flights from Sanaa to Jordan, and included all media professionals whom the group does not trust and who work with it or work in its areas of control and are committed to implementing its instructions, as well as human rights activists.

The list included, according to political sources, all members of Parliament who are still present in its areas of control, as well as media professionals and officials loyal to it in the unrecognized coup government, and politicians residing in its areas of control.  In addition to a group of businessmen whose loyalty the militia does not trust, as well as activists who were among its supporters in the past, they changed their positions.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted those sources as saying, “The Houthi militia circulated the names of a large number of politicians, media professionals and officials in its government, for fear of their fleeing and defecting from its authority, including Ahmed Al-Razihi, the press secretary of the former president of the coup ruling council, Saleh Al-Sammad, and the activist Abdul-Wahhab Al-Sharafi.  who was returned from the airport and banned from travel, despite receiving an invitation from the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg.

With the growing discontent among political groups operating in militia-controlled areas, the lists of people banned from traveling included leaders in the government formed by the militias;  Fearing that they would defect from it, including ministers and leaders affiliated with the Popular Congress party in its areas of control, as well as leaders in the two socialist parties and the Nasserist organization who reside in its areas of control;  Because they do not trust them, according to what the sources confirmed.

The travel ban lists also included businessmen whose loyalty the militias suspect;  But the most prominent names among the leaders of the civil wing of the Houthi militia are believed to be thinking of escaping, after the relationship with the security and military wing reached the stage of conflict.

 The ban affected leaders close to the former leader of the group, Saleh Al-Sammad, who the militias believe have become among their opponents, and that they wish to reveal the secrets of the internal conflicts between its wings, and the extent of corruption practiced by its leaders, as well as the leaders of the so-called “Supreme Revolutionary Committee” which  they assumed power immediately after the coup, most of whom turned to the ranks of opponents of the practices and corruption of the leaders of the militia wings.

The sources confirmed that these lists were circulated at security points and checkpoints at the entrances to Sanaa, and on the lines of contact with areas under the control of the legitimate government, for fear that those banned could escape, in conjunction with the group’s decision to prosecute MP Ahmed Saif Hashid, who continues to criticize the militia’s corruption.