News digest from Yemeni websites 2020-11-04

News digest from Yemeni websites 2020-11-04

  1. The Houthi militia have begun a new campaign of extortions against all private businesses including farmlands. The militia call the extortions “Zakat”, an obligatory Islamic tax. Source of the story: Almashehad Alyemeni.

  2. Houthis injured three children in Taiz by shelling their house. Source: Multiple websites.

  3. The army has defused a network of Houthi improvised explosive devices. Source: Nabdh Al-Share’a.

  4. Gunmen stormed the house of businessman Fuad Shareb in Sana’a and killed him. Source: Multiple websites.

  5. Business tycoon and key financier of Houthis Fares Al-Habbari has complained of Houthi intent to physically eliminate him. Source: Multiple websites.

  6. In a move that threatens to raze Old Sana’a, the Houthi militia have allowed businessmen to buy the city’s historical buildings for commercial use. Source: Multiple websites.

  7. Yemen’s permanent representative in the UNESCO warns that Old Sana’a risks removal from the World Heritage List due to Houthi “ill practices.” Source: Sama Press

  8. The Culture Ministry has formed a committee to prepare a dossier on Marib’s historical sites to pave for a UNESCO classification of the city as a World Heritage site. Source: Multiple websites.



  9. Police in Aden have arrested a gang with 200,000 Kuwaiti dinars (approx.. USD 653,200 in their possession). The cash bundle was reported smuggled from the house of Belqees, daughter of former President Saleh, in Sana’a. Source: Multiple websites.

  10. PM Maeen Abdulmalik is widely accused by the public of high treason, after giving the UAE an illegal green light to strike the Yemeni army trying to recapture Aden as alleged by former Transports Minister. Source: Anbaa Aden.

  11. The Iranian self-styled “ambassador” to Houthis is beginning to tighten his grip on Sana’a, including by sacking officials within the Houthi movement in order to replace them. Source: Multiple websites.

  12. Extremist Houthi Fatwas (edifications) against vaccinations have caused a comeback of infant polio in the militia’s areas of control especially own stronghold of Saada. Source: Multiple websites.

  13. The Houthis have sort of received a green light to intensify their military incursions towards Marib as a way to pressure the government into forming the joint Cabinet with the STC without the UAE-backed militia’s military withdrawal from Aden city first, as the Riyadh Agreement stipulates. Source: Belqees TV.

  14. Houthis have closed seven scientific departments in Sana’a University. Source: Mandab Press.







  1. A second activist has died soon after his release from Houthi-run jail in Sana’a. Local sources in Marib saidMustafa Qayed Hizabr (pictured) died in Marib today, almost 19 daysafter he was freed under a large scale prisoner exchange between the government and the militia. Hizabr had been detained and subject to constant torture in Houthi jail for three years. His death comes two days after another prisoner - a professor of psychology at Sana’a University - Adnan Al-Sharjabi, released in the same exchange deal died mysteriously. Almost all prisoners left Houthi jails with medical issues, some very serious, due to years of being subject to torture. This story was compiled from multiple websites.

 

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