Iran-backed Houthis shoot an elderly man and a woman for not giving their properties


Sadah — Iran-backed Houthi rebels on Friday killed an elderly Yemeni man and a woman after they refused to give away their properties to the rebels, September Net news agency reported.

According to the sources, armed Houthi rebels, led by their leader Lotf Al-Awawi brought a bulldozer to pull down her house in Al-Safra district of Sadah province, when she tried to stop them, they shot her down.

Similarly, in the late November, a man was shot dead near Central Prison in north Sanaa for refusing to give away his property.

Iran-backed Houthis have been accused of violations of international humanitarian law such as using child soldiers, shelling civilian areas, forced evacuations and executions.

The United Nations World Food Programme has accused the Houthis of diverting food aid and illegally removing food lorries from distribution areas, with rations sold on the open market or given to those not entitled to it.

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