Houthi actions against minority groups threaten religious freedoms in Yemen: Minister


Thu 2021-04-08 09:28

DUBAI: The actions of the Houthis towards the Jewish and Baha’i communities reflect the militia’s approach to minority groups and religious freedoms, said Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani.

Houthi practices reflect dangerous attempts by the militia to undermine the social fabric and values ​​of coexistence among Yemenis which “have prevailed for thousands of years,” Al-Eryani said in a statement released by the news agency on Wednesday. official SABA.

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The Houthis have persecuted members of the Jewish community since its uprising in Saada and forced them out of Yemen, the minister said, referring to the recent militia deportation of the country’s last three Jewish families.

The actions of the Houthis also affected the Baha’i community, Al-Eryani said, claiming that the militia had abducted dozens of Baha’i members from their homes – including the cult leader – looted their properties, sentenced them to death and forcibly removed them.

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Al-Eryani called on the international community and human rights organizations to pressure the Houthi militia to end its criminal practices against minority groups in areas under its control and to stand up for it. responsible persons involved in crimes and violations of human rights.

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