Yemen rebels say nine executed over political leader’s killing | Houthis News

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and former US President Donald Trump were tried in absentia and also sentenced to death.

Yemen’s Houthi movement says that authorities have executed nine men convicted of involvement in the 2018 killing of Saleh al-Sammad, then the armed group’s top civilian leader.

Al-Sammad, who held the post of president in the Houthi-controlled administration that runs most of northern Yemen, was killed in April 2018 by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition air attack in the port city of Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast.

The pro-rebel Saba news agency said on Saturday the nine were shot by a firing squad at a square in the Yemen capital. They were among 17 people convicted of involvement in his killing by a Houthi court.

Seven other people – including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and former US President Donald Trump – were tried in absentia by the court and also sentenced to death.

“The general prosecution has…

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