Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Sentence 4 Journalists to Death

The Houthis Accused the 4 of Treason and Espionage

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A court run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has sentenced four journalists to death for alleged “treason” and espionage.

The four journalists were among a group of 10 journalists who detained by Houthi rebels for “collaborating with the enemy.” The journalists’ lawyer Abdel-Majeed Sabra identified the four as Tawfiq al-Mansouri, Hareth Hamid, Akram al-Walidi and Abdel-Khaleq Amran.

The court in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, convicted the other six journalists on similar charges, including “spreading false news and rumours” to aid the Saudi-led coalition that has been at war with the group since 2015.

Yemen’s internationally recognised government has criticized the ruling. “We strongly condemn the illegal death sentences” in a trial lacking “min. standard of justice & integrity”, Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani tweeted.