The Presidency of the Yemeni Parliament declared that the execution of nine civilians in Sanaa was a true tragedy and clear proof of the Houthi militia’s politicization of the courts.
According to the Yemeni news agency Saba, the Presidency of Parliament stated in a statement Saturday that the awful sights of executions, particularly the scene of the kid who could not stand on his feet while awaiting the death, are highly distressing and should imitate the world’s consciousness.
It further urged the international community and relevant organizations to join together to save the Yemeni people “in the manner and style of ISIS, from this terrorist group that conducts brutality and merciless execution. “Houthi militias insist on perpetuating terrorism, killing innocent people without reason, and holding fake trials that violate the most fundamental principles of international and humanitarian law,” the statement continued.”
Yemeni society and its customs should be continued.
Furthermore, it emphasized that this crime should not go unnoticed, stating that the international community and UN organizations, particularly the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN envoy, must condemn this heinous crime, hold its perpetrators accountable, and demand that all judgments issued by the judiciary be made public.
It’s worth noting that the Houthis shot and killed nine individuals in Sana’a earlier Saturday, including a juvenile, after accusing them of complicity in the assassination of Saleh Al-Sammad, the chairman of their political council.
Members of the Houthi militia fired shots into the skulls of the captives as they were laying on the ground, according to video footage circulated among Yemenis on social media.
Al-Samad was killed, along with six people, in an air attack in Hodeidah, Yemen, in April 2018. Since the militias’ coup against legitimacy began in mid-2014, he has been one of the most notable officials slain by them.