Houthis reportedly abduct 3 activists in western Yemen

"The three activists were abducted while passing by the governor's office," the source told.

Houthis reportedly abduct 3 activists in western Yemen

 

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Houthis reportedly abducted three rights activists in Yemen's western Al-Hudaydah province on Sunday, a security source has said.

"The three activists were abducted while passing by the governor's office," the source, requesting anonymity, told.

He said the activists, who are critical of the Houthi presence in the province, had been moved by the militants to an undisclosed location.

There was no comment from the Houthi group on the report.

The Houthis emerged as a formidable political and military force in Yemen after assuming control of Sanaa last September before moving on to establish control over other parts of the country.

On Friday, the Houthi group issued a "constitutional declaration" dissolving parliament and establishing a 551-member "transitional council."

According to the declaration, pro-Houthi "revolutionary committees" will form a transitional council to replace the dissolved parliament.

The transitional council will then elect a five-member presidential council tasked with running the nation's affairs for a two-year transitional period and drawing up a government of "technocrats."

Fractious Yemen has remained in the throes of turmoil since autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down in 2012 following a months-long popular uprising against his 33-year rule.

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