Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Four Al Houthi rebels sentenced to death, 11 jailed

By Nasser Arrabyee/27/10/2009

A total of 4 Al Houthi rebels were sentenced to death and 11 others were sentenced to 5-15 years in prison for fighting with Al Houthi rebels against the State last year.

“Death to America, death to Israel, curse to Jews and victory to Islam,” shouted the rebels from behind the bars as the judge of the Special State Security Court, Mohsen Alwan pronounced the verdict Tuesday.

The rebels did not ask for an appeal, as they do not recognize the legitimacy of the court. They repeatedly described the Judge and court as Americans.

The same court started Tuesday also the trials of 10 more Al Houthi rebels for forming an armed gang to fight against the State.

Earlier this month, a group of 12 Al Houthi rebels were sentenced to death and 14 others to 8-15 years in prison for participating in the same armed gang.

These 51 defendants were convicted of forming an armed gang and carrying out sabotage acts and killing soldiers and citizens.

They are within a group of about 150 Al Houthi rebels still being tried now for igniting an armed rebellion against the State in the middle of 2008 in Bani Hushaish, the northern outskirt of the capital Sana'a,

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