Qatran: The Houthis have turned the judiciary into terrifying inquisitions

English - الأحد 26 يونيو 2022 الساعة 07:06 م
Sana'a, NewsYemen:

 A Yemeni judge called on members of the judiciary in areas under the control of the terrorist Houthi militia to stop working, describing the state of the judiciary during the group's era as a "dark era".

Judge Abdul Wahab Qatran said in a post on his Facebook account that "due to the difficult living conditions that judges suffer, like other Yemenis, in light of the Houthi militia's control of the country, the judges have turned into corrupt judges whose sentences are null and void."

He referred to the case of the prisoner Ali Efeh, who was sentenced to death by the Criminal Division of the Sana'a Governorate Appeal Court, despite the conclusive evidence confirming his innocence.

Judge Qatran promised to publish documents and private text messages confirming his innocence, and which revealed the miserable and shameful situation that the judiciary had reached in the Houthi militia-controlled areas, which he described as a “dark era.”

He pointed out that the courts in the Houthi militia-controlled areas have turned into terrifying inquisitions that issue death sentences to citizens with lightness and boldness, noting in this regard that haram money corrupted consciences and souls.

Qatran called on judges in Houthi-controlled areas to stop working until a respectable authority comes to pay them their full salaries.

Earlier, legal lawyers accused the Houthi "public prosecution" of covering up dozens of people accused of murder in the group's controlled areas.

Lawyers told NewsYemen that the Public Prosecution Office in Sana'a has delayed issuing orders to bring private SMS data to the mobile phones of dozens of accused and victims in various cases during the past two years...noting that this procrastination is considered complicity and participation in crimes and a waste of people's rights and blood and turning it into an umbrella and cover to cover up the crimes, most of which were committed by influential Houthi leaders. 

It is worth noting that the Houthi terrorist militia has, for years, used the judiciary in its areas of control to rob the property of its opponents, in addition to issuing politicized death sentences against a number of them.