Crimes and Violations

Houthis Kill Two Residents for Refusing to Give up Their Properties

A man and an elderly woman were killed by gunmen affiliated to Iran-aligned Houthi rebels after dispossessing their properties.

An elderly woman was killed Friday in Sa’dah province, Houthis’ stronghold, as she was trying to prevent the militia from tearing down her old house in Al Safra district, September Net cited local sources.

The sources said that armed Houthis, led by a Houthi leader named Lotf Al Awawi, started to tear down her old home using a bulldozer, and when she tried to stop them, they shot her dead.

In late November, a man was also killed in his own land ___ located near the Central Prison, north Sanaa ___ for refusing to give up his property, according to Khabar News Agency.

A Houthi supervisor, along with gunmen, opened fire on the man and killed him after he resisted them and refused to leave his land, the local news agency said.

Activists say Iran-backed Houthis are considered to be the worst de facto authority Yemen has ever seen, given the enormous crimes they have committed against Yemenis since they staged a coup in late 2014.

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