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Yemen Houthis arrested government officials

Yemen’s Information Minister Muammar Al-Iryani announced on Saturday that the Houthis have carried out a campaign of arrests against civil servants as well as officers at the interior and defence ministries in areas under their control.

“Houthis launched new campaigns of arrest, targeting civil servants, officers at the interior and defence ministries, in addition to officials and members of the General People’s Congress party,” Al-Iryani wrote on Twitter.

He explained that the new campaign of arrests coincides with talks currently taking place in Jordan between representatives of the internationally-backed government and the Houthis to implement the prisoner exchange deal concluded in Sweden.

Al-Iryani called on the United Nations to exert pressure on the Houthis to stop their campaign of arrests and kidnapping.

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