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Iranian-backed Houthis Sentencing 30 Political Prisoners To Death in Yemen

Iranian-backed Houthis Sentencing 30 Political Prisoners To Death in Yemen
PRESS STATEMENT

MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON

WASHINGTON, DC

JULY 13, 2019

The United States is seriously concerned by the Iranian-backed Houthis’ July 9 unjust sentencing of 30 political prisoners to death in Sana’a.  Among those sentenced were academics and political figures detained on unfounded, politically motivated charges.  Some of those sentenced have also allegedly been physically abused while in detention.  We urge the Iranian-backed Houthis to retract these sentences, treat detainees humanely, and cease arbitrary detentions.

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