US sanctions five Houthi figures involved in torturing women, children

US sanctions five Houthi figures involved in torturing women, children
A sign marks the U.S Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018. (Reuters)
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Updated 10 December 2020

US sanctions five Houthi figures involved in torturing women, children

US sanctions five Houthi figures involved in torturing women, children

RIYADH: The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five Yemeni citizens and Houthi members  in Yemen said to be involved in torturing women and children. 

The statement said the figures are designated for “seniors human rights abuses.” 

The sanctions were imposed on several officials including Mutlaq Amer Al-Marani, deputy head of the Houthi security office; Abdul Qader Al-Shami, a leader in the Houthi militia;  Abdul Hakim Al-Khawani, head of the security apparatus of the Houthi militia. 

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