Houthi militias in Yemen continue to hand out death sentences against their opponents following what can only be described as sham trials.
A Yemeni Criminal Court under the pro-Iranian militias in Sanaa sentenced two Yemeni citizens to death on charges of communicating with the Coalition, which is backing the legitimate government in the war-torn country.
Yahya Hani Mohammed Thabet al-Areeqi and Ali Abdulellah Ali al-Hashidi were sentenced to death on charges leveled against them by a representative of the Houthis.
The charges against them was that of communicating with Coalition countries and joining the ranks of the legitimate forces.
According to Saba, in its Houthi version, which was reported late Monday evening, the Specialized Criminal Court of the first instance, at its 1st session on sentencing, presided over by Judge Mohamed Mufleh, convicted Yahya Hani Mohammed Thabet Al-Ariqi for the charges against him in the indictment And punish him with Death.
Earlier, the court issued similar sentences, executing three civilians for “communicating” with a foreign country.
The sentences were issued after sham trials presided by a Houthi militia prosecutor accused Jamal Abdullah Nasser, Ali Saleh Abdulrab Ahmed al-Obeidi and Murad Hussein Saleh al-Obeidi, of “trying to attract people and send them to Marib to join the national army and to disclose information about military sites with the aim of bombing them.
The court also held a trial for activist Hamza al-Jubeihi, son of journalist Yahya Abdel-Raqib al-Jubeihi, who was sentenced by the militias to death in 2016.
The court also ruled at its second session that the defendant Ali Abul Elah Ali Al-Hashdi was sentenced to death after he was convicted of “joining the forces of the coalition of aggression, providing information and documents and disclosing the secrets of the Defense”.
Following the pronouncement of the verdict, the accused requested an appeal against his sentence in accordance with Yemeni Law.
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