Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

U.N. bodies urge Yemen’s Houthis to release two staff members

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Reuters UK

(Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi movement has detained two staff members of UNESCO and U.N. Human Rights since early November, the UN bodies said in a joint statement on Tuesday, calling for their immediate release. The statement gave no details on the two individuals, but a Yemeni government official told Reuters they were Yemeni staff who had previously worked for the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. “The U.N. has not received information about the grounds or legal basis for their detention, or their current status,” UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right…

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