Saturday, 16 October 2021 09:03 GMT

UN chief slams execution of 9 Yemeni civilians by Houthi rebel group in Sanaa

(MENAFN)Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, slammed the execution of nine Yemeni civilians by the Houthi rebel group in Sanaa.

Guterres further declared in a statement through his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric that "The Secretary-General deeply regrets that the Houthi movement yesterday carried out executions of nine individuals, one of whom was reportedly a minor at time of detention."

Such executions “do not appear to have met the requirements of fair trial and due process under international law,” he added.

Houthi rebels executed nine Yemenis charged by the Iranian-backed group for connection in the killing of its former leader Saleh al-Samad in April 2020 by a Saudi-led coalition raid in Yemen.

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