Houthi fighters in Yemen chant slogans as they take part in a gathering in the capital, Sana’a, in July 2020. (AFP)

April 2, 2021

A Yemeni military court held a public session to hear charges against an Iranian Revolutionary Guard officer accused of espionage and war crimes, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

The defendant was formally charged of being complicit in crimes with the Houthi militia during the hearing held on Tuesday in Marib.

The court ordered for the accused to have a defense counsel, for the reading of the indictment and the list of evidence, said Yemeni News Agency in a separate report.

The court also ordered in inclusion of unnamed Iranian officer in Criminal Case No. 4 of 2020, concerning the trial of Houthi figurehead Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi and 174 others on charges of the military coup, sharing intelligence with a foreign country – referring to Iran – and committing military and war crimes.

Arab News

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