Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.N. Experts Decry Prosecution of Baha'is In Yemen

In a press release yesterday, the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner has called for the Shia Muslim Houthi rebels who control the city of Sana'a in Yemen to stop the persecution of Baha'is.  The release focuses on the prosecution of 24 individuals, 22 of whom are Baha'is, in Sana's Specialized Criminal Court on charges of apostasy, teaching of the Baha'i faith and espionage. The espionage charges are punishable by death.  UN News reports on the call by U.N. experts.