Houthis intimidate again cafes and wedding halls in Sana'a

Houthis intimidate again cafes and wedding halls in Sana'a

Alsahwa Net- The Houthis intimidated again during the past few days wedding halls and cafes in Sana'a citing claims of being places that permit mixing between males and females.

The action reminds of the behavior by terror groups such as the ISIS and Al-Qaeda towards restriction of personal freedoms.

Local sources quoted the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat daily Newspaper, said that the Houthis militants have implemented security surprise visits to cafes and parks to ban the mixing of the males and females.

The Houthis militants forced owners of cafes to write notes on front doors of their businesses that request no men and only families and women can go in.

Scores of cafes and restrooms in Sana'a were shut down during the security visits by the Houthis militants.

Owners of the closed businesses were told that they can resume their activities if they paid certain amounts of money as payoff and abode by the instructions on the mixing of the gender.

In this regard, the Houthis Supreme Political Ruling Council, has released directives to the local councils’ leaders in Sana’a that cafes are only open to women.

The recent action by the Houthis impacted so far over six cafes in Sana'a.

The Houthis implemented similar surprise security visits to the same businesses few weeks ago whereby dozens of male customers and cafe workers were detained on charges of the mixing of the males and females.

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