Wednesday 30 September 2020 - 8:13:37 am

UN human rights experts condemn Houthi trial of persecuted Baha'i leader

GENEVA, 29th April, 2019 (WAM) -- UN human rights experts have decried the Houthi militia's show trial of a leader of Yemen's Baha’i community that condemned him to the death penalty.

The experts include Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Seong-Phil Hong, Chair Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; and Dr Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.

They dismissed the execution ruling as a flagrant violation of human rights principles, affirming that condemning a person to death for religious considerations can never be tolerated.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed