Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Huthi Court In Yemen Upholds Anti-Baha'i Death Sentence and Dissolution Order

AFP reports that on Sunday, a Huthi run appellate court in Yemen upheld the death sentence of a member of the Baha'i faith, despite international appeals on his behalf:
Hamed bin Haydara, who has been detained since 2013, was not allowed into Sunday's hearing in the capital Sanaa that rejected his appeal against the sentence imposed more than a year ago, the community said....
The rebels are linked to Iran, whose Shiite clerical regime bans the Baha'i faith....
The Baha'i International Community reports that there have been 18 appeals court hearings since bin Haydara was sentenced.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a press release condemning the decision and said that the same court also upheld an order requiring dissolution of Baha'i institutions in Yemen.