Yahya al-Houthi, the brother of militia leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, confessed. His group blackmailed international humanitarian organizations working In Yemen, and prevented the entry of humanitarian aid, claiming that it was “damaged”.
During a session of the Sana’a Parliament, in the presence of ministers of the unrecognized militia government, al-Houthi confirmed that the so-called “Humanitarian Coordination Council” is preventing the entry of humanitarian aid into Yemen under pretext that it is “damaged” despite its validity.
Yahya al-Houthi said,Financially extort humanitarian organizations The media is directed against that. “
He explained that this militia entity, led by Houthi leader Ahmed Hamid, appointed to the post of director of the presidential office, “banned the entry of 109,000 bags of pulses on the pretext that they were damaged, although the Standards Authority has confirmed that it has not recognized this problem. “
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On the other hand, he underlined that the major part of the State revenue in Militia control zones Do not go to the central bank of Sana’a.
Yahya al-Houthi said that what he called the “government of salvation,” which is the internationally unrecognized Houthi coup government, in which he serves as minister of education , “Does not govern”, and that ministers cannot exercise their functions.
He admitted to significant corrupt customs operations in militia-controlled areas, and said he had a report revealing customs corruption, noting that he had paid a bribe to “ intelligence ”for this report.
And news site NewsYemen quoted a parliamentary source that the speaker of the Houthi-controlled House of Representatives in Sana’a, Yahya al-Ra’i, ignored some members’ request to empower parliamentary committees. or form commissions to verify and verify what Yahya al-Houthi has reported regarding corruption operations.
The source said the council meeting minutes described Yahya al-Houthi’s accusations as “problematic” without mentioning any in detail. He stressed that the report did not address what had been mentioned by the brother of the Houthi leader and that it retained all the corruption and issues it raised.