The Houthi militias are preparing files to trail the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his family members in court, in such a way as to justify his killing and the repression against hundreds of his supporters, according to legal and General People’s Congress (GPC) party sources in Sana’a that were quoted by international media outlets.
The sources said Houthis would use the trial to exert pressure on Saleh’s relatives and to blackmail leaderships from his General People’s Congress Party.
“Rebel militias who control the intelligence apparatus in Sana’a, already prepared files to trial Saleh and his relatives based on accusations of high treason and conspiring with the Arab Coalition,” the sources said on Monday.
The sources uncovered that rebel militias already transferred those files to one of their controlled-tribunals, specialized in the affairs of state security and terrorism.
Their move came as a prelude for kicking off the shame trial of Saleh and his relatives and for launching investigations with GPC’s hostages, including the former president’s sons, Salah and Madian.