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Parliament Chairman Calls on Int’l Community to Take a Firm Stance against Houthi Crimes

Republican Yemen

Speaker of Yemen’s legitimate House of Representatives Sultan Al-Barakani has called on the United Nations, international organizations, and members of the Security Council to take a firm stance on human rights violations committed by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who continue to seize homes and property of members of the House of Representatives in the rebel-held capital Sana’a, and provinces under the group’s control.

Al-Barakani sent a letter to UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, urging him to take the deteriorating situation caused by the Houthi coup and the novel coronavirus pandemic into consideration.

He, in the letter, mentioned the seizure of the house of Sheikh Yasser Ahmed Salem Al-Awadi, who is a member of the House of Representatives, and Assistant Secretary-General of the General People’s Congress (GPC), as well as confiscating homes of his brothers and all their properties.

Al-Barakani referred to a series of crimes committed by the Houthi racist group against all the Yemeni people, including death sentences against parliamentarians, journalists, politicians, and those who stand against their terrorist practices.

He said that the Houthis militia would not have gone too far with its practices if the international community had not turned a blind eye to their crimes and violations.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Described the Houthi practices as a blatant, unprecedented violation of all international laws, norms, and human values.

In April 2019, Al-Barakani was officially elected Speaker of House of Representatives when the first parliamentary session was convened since 2014 in Seiyun, Hadramaut governorate’s second-largest city.

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