Yemen's Houthis to investigate public figures, including Nobel laureate




 
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April 29th, 2015  
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Topic: Yemen's Houthis to investigate public figures, including Nobel laureate


Yemen's Houthi rulers have launched an investigation against dozens of public figures, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakul Karman, state news agency Saba said late on Tuesday, following a complaint that could amount to treason. Saba said a non-governmental organization had filed a complaint with the public prosecutor claiming that 39 prominent figures, including many living in exile, had compromised the country's independence, unity and territorial integrity. "The first attorney in the office of the public prosecutor has ordered an investigation into an urgent complaint of crimes that impact the independence of the Republic of Yemen, its unity and the safety of its territory," Saba said. The organization, identified as the Legal Centre for Rights and Development, suggested on its Facebook page that the complaint was linked to Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, citing attacks on private and public transportation, storage houses and public facilities.




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