Govt eases persecuted politicians out of Houthi-held Sana'a, says FM
12/21/2017 2:09:00 AM
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The government has managed to ease many elite political figures out of the Houthi-controlled Sana'a to cities under its own control, said Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi.
Speaking to the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily on Monday, al-Mekhlafi was obviously referring to key figures from the GPC and other groups facing brutal abuses at the hands of the radical Shiit Islamist Houthis for switching sides in favor of the government.
He told newspaper that the government helped a number of key figures under brutal Houthi persecution to sneak from Sana'a expecting more fugitives to arrive in the government-administered regions " in the coming few days"
He said: "These figures broke their alliance with the Houthi militia realizing that they cannot coexist with the Houthi militia any more. They have always been trying to find a way out (of Houthi-controlled territories) amidst the militia's intimidations and terrorizing acts that amount to the extent of abducting women, killing children and destroying houses."
"What is happening in Yemen are atrocities that the militia is committing against all political and social elites including tribal chieftains. This causes people from all walks of life in Yemen to mobilize against this militia."