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Yemen conflict leaves impact on judiciary

A Houthi-run court in Sanaa sentenced to death 35 parliamentarians on charges of treason, which risks further dividing society in Yemen.
Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering in Sanaa, Yemen February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RC2M3F90W6HV

The conflict in Yemen is no longer limited to political and military parties. It now includes the judiciary, which is being used to execute political agendas between the warring sides. 

On March 3, the Houthi-controlled Specialized Criminal Court in Sanaa sentenced to death 35 parliamentarians in absentia on charges of treason, ordered the confiscation of their movable and real estate property inside and outside the country, and put them in the hands of the Houthi government.

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