UN Human Rights Experts Condemn Houthi Trial Of Persecuted Baha'i Leader

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UN human rights experts condemn Houthi trial of persecuted Baha'i leader

UN human rights experts have decried the Houthi militia's show trial of a leader of Yemen's Baha’i community that condemned him to the death penalty

GENEVA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 30th Apr, 2019) UN human rights experts have decried the Houthi militia's show trial of a leader of Yemen's Baha’i community that condemned him to the death penalty.

The experts include Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Seong-Phil Hong, Chair Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; and Dr Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.

They dismissed the execution ruling as a flagrant violation of human rights principles, affirming that condemning a person to death for religious considerations can never be tolerated.

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