Al-Houthi holds alternative sectarian courses for the National Judicial Institute in Sana'a

English - السبت 17 سبتمبر 2022 الساعة 07:16 م
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

Judicial sources in Sanaa revealed to NewsYemen that the Iranian arm in Yemen intends to appoint affiliated elements within the judicial authority, which includes courts and prosecutions, without being graduates of the Higher Judicial Institute, which is the official institution authorized to graduate judges qualified to work in courts and prosecutions.

Hussein Al-Ezzi, a militia leader who holds the position of Deputy Foreign Minister in their government, had announced their anticipation for the graduation and appointment of the first batch of judges, who he said would be carrying the ideas of the Khomeinist militias resulting from the September 21 coup.

According to judicial sources, the judges that Hussein al-Ezzi spoke about are not graduates of the Higher Judicial Institute, which is the institution authorized to graduate judges and workers in the institutions of the judicial authority, which raises many questions about who will grant them the right to work in courts and prosecutions if they are not graduates of the institute.  The Supreme Judiciary, adding: What increases the suspicions about Al-Ezzi’s words is that the institute is under the control of the militias that manage its admission policy in a way that guarantees the admission of its members only and the prevention of students who do not owe it, even if they are outstanding students who meet all the criteria for admission at the Institute

The sources said that the militias had previously appointed more than (400) people to the courts and prosecutions from two batches of graduates from the Judicial Institute, and most of them - if not all - are from the militia affiliated elements to which they owe allegiance, which makes everyone wonder about which batch of judges the Houthi leader Hussein Al-Ezzi speaks.

In response to NewsYemen's question about the interpretation of Houthi Hussein Al-Ezzi's words, the judicial sources said: We do not know where these judges who are preached by the Houthis will graduate, because those who graduated from the Judicial Institute have been appointed, unless the militias are now preparing people from outside the institute, to appoint them in the framework of the courts and prosecution offices as substitutes for those who are currently being excluded and who do not owe allegiance to them and refuse to submit to their policies and directives.

The sources did not rule out that appointments would be passed to any personalities from outside the framework of the judiciary, as long as the so-called justice system run by the leader of the militias, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, is the one that runs the judiciary as it wants and violates its constitutional and legal independence.  Noting that the Supreme Judicial Council, the Attorney General, and the Supreme Court have become institutions run by militias through the directives of the justice system.

In addition, sources in the Ministry of Justice, which is under the control of the Houthis, explained to NewsYemen that there is information about the militias subjecting a group of their affiliates to intensive courses at the hands of religious leaders affiliated with them, some of whom they call scholars, including the Houthi leader appointed Mufti Shams al-Din Sharaf al-Din, and others affiliated with judges  They are the ones who will train and rehabilitate these personalities who will be appointed later.  

Hussein Al-Ezzi also indicated in the courts and prosecutions, noting that the Houthis, despite their control over the various parts of the judiciary and their control over its decisions, still feel that most judges do not owe them any loyalty, neither religious, nor intellectual, nor political, which raises their concern, especially in light of the success of the strike.  Which is carried out by members of the judiciary after the kidnapping and killing of Judge Dr. Muhammad Hamran, a member of the Supreme Court.

The sources pointed out that these personalities who are subject to courses at the hands of Houthi leaders and will be appointed in the courts and prosecutions, will have an ideology and a sectarian orientation that implement the directives and instructions issued by the militia leaders with complete conviction, and far from any constitutional and legal obligations, as they were originally prepared to work outside the framework of all constitutional texts and laws that  Governing the work of prosecutors and courts.