YEMEN: DEATH SENTENCES FOR FIGHTERS
October 27, 2009: a Yemini court sentenced four al-Houthi rebel fighters to death for their role in clashes against the military at Bani Husheish, about 30km north of Sanaa, in September.
Yahya al-Houthi, who lives in exile in Germany, told Al Jazeera that the court cases were unlawful as the court was established to apprehend and prosecute those who oppose the dictator."
TheÂ trial was the third involving men who had fought the military at Bani Husheish. (Sources: Al Jazeera, 27/10/2009)