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Extrajudicial Killings … the Houthi Method of Intimidation

Extrajudicial Killings … the Houthi Method of Intimidation

 “The Iranian regime continues to kill citizens on the basis of identity” Okeil said.

During the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was launched on June 24, 2019 and continues until July 12, Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights delivered an intervention on the violations committed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia against the Yemeni people, which have amounted to assassination and extrajudicial killings.

The intervention indicated that all the phases of conflict in Yemen have been complained with violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by the Houthi militia. Extrajudicial killings and arbitrary executions have been spread, also assassinations have constituted one of the most dangerous violations of the right to life. since the outbreak of the conflict in Yemen, the Houthi militia has carried out many assassinations in the areas which resisted its military control; it continues to target citizens, politicians, media professionals, human rights defenders and preachers.

Ayman Okeil, President of Maat, said that the Iranian regime continues to extrajudicial killings based on identity. For instance, in September 2018, Iranian security forces killed a young man of Ahwas working as a peddler. Okeil also indicated that the Iranian regime has executed at least 255 persons based on unfair trials till 2018.  Also, there are no independent mechanisms to ensure accountability within the judiciary, especially judges are appointed on the basis of their political views and affiliations to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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