Houthis Detain Yemeni Vice President’s Son

Houthis Detain Yemeni Vice President’s Son

Sunday, 14 January, 2018 - 11:30
Yemen's late former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Reuters
Sanaa - Asharq Al-Awsat
Houthi militia stormed on Friday the home of Yemeni Vice President General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar and kidnapped his son Mohsen Ali Mohsen along with dozens of house guards, sources in Sana’a said.

Ahmar’s office and Houthis did not confirm or deny the news that were reported by Arabiya. Net.

On the other hand, Houthi militia released Saturday two prominent tribal leaders with a number of their followers, who were arrested on charges of participating in the uprising called for by former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on December 2, that ended up with Saleh’s death and his relatives’ injury along with hundreds of his supporters.

Observers said that Houthis might have taken this step to please “Hashid” tribe since the first leader was a communications minister in the unrecognized coup government and a leader in the Popular Congress Party; he was overthrown by Houthis after Saleh’s death and was held in one of their detention camps after being accused of supporting the uprising.

The other detainee was a tribal leader with a close relationship with the former president, and the militias blew up his house after looting it and arresting a number of his followers.

According to the Houthi version of Saba News Agency, Head of the coup Houthi Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Samad received Saturday in Amran Governorate’s elders and Hashid tribe’s sheikhs and praised their roles in standing with the group in the face of what he called “aggression.”

Samad ordered the release of Sheikh Glidan Mahmoud Glidan and Sheikh Mabkhouth al-Mashreqi.

Meanwhile, and after forty days of killing former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthi militia suppressed in Sana’a Saturday protests carried out by women to denounce the coup militia.

The protest, which reached to Tahrir Square in central Sana’a, called for "civil disobedience" in response to the Houthi violations.

The participants demanded that the Houthi militias hand over the corps of Saleh, of whom the houthis spread rumors that they have buried it in his hometown earlier this month.

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