ACJ – Sana’a
The American Center for Justice (ACJ) welcomes the release of Yemeni citizens of the Baha’i community and detained in the prisons of the Houthi militia since 2013.
ACJ condemns in the strongest terms the crime of their exile and their forced removal from the country, affirming their permanent right to return to their country, to live there, to practice their religious rituals, to practice their social activities and political as Yemeni citizens.
In addition, the American Center for Justice regrets that exile process and deportation of detained Baha’is was carried out in coordination with the Office of the UN envoy as the crime of their exile will be using a UN plane.
It is noted that the Houthis ask condition for the Baha’is departure for their release in a dangerous initiative and in violation of Yemeni laws and international treaties and treaties.
The Houthis arrested Hamid Haidara, the leader of the Baha’i community, and five others on charges of “espionage and apostasy”, as the Appeals Court in Sana’a (Under Houthis control), in March, upheld Haidara to death sentence.