7th February 2021
The Egyptian Alliance for Development and Human Rights (EADHR) warns the American Department of State against the danger of taking back the classification of Al Houthi as a terroristic group
The Egyptian Alliance for Development and Human Rights has warned the American Department of State against the danger of retreating from classifying Al Houthi militias as a terroristic group because of its dangerous results on the condition of human rights in the region of Arab Gulf.
Antony Blinken, the American Secretary of State has officially started in omitting Al Houthi rebels in Yemen from terrorism list as they were inserted by the previous administration; the matter which coincides with the declaration of the American president Joe Biden in regard to ending American support to assaulting operations in Yemen.
EADHR assured that taking back the classification of Al Houthi militias as a terroristic group will give these militias the opportunity to expand and disrupt the work of Yemeni government in addition to recession of peaceful solution of the Yemeni crisis which is witnessing its worst condition within the continuous conflict which lasted for more than 10 years which severely affected the condition of human rights in Yemen. Also EADHR pointed out that Al Houthi militias have exploited this American retreat to intensify their attacks by drones against Saudi Arabia; the matter which threatens with aggravating conflict and increase of human crisis.
Moreover, EADHR sees that removing this classification for facilitating the delivery of aids to the regions controlled by Al Houthi give the militias an opportunity to expand, continue conflict and take over aids for the armed members; the matter which forms a danger against human rights in Yemen especially as these terroristic militias receive support from neighboring countries such as Iran and Qatar.