Yemen informs UN on Houthis' violations in Taiz

RIYADH: The government of Yemen has informed the United Nations on the continued violations by the rebel Houthi group and militias loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh against civilians in Taiz province.

The Yemeni Human Rights ministry sent a detailed message to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon explaining a number of facts about the continued bombing and besieging of Taiz by the Houthi militia for the sixth month in addition to the Houthis' systematic aggression against civilians in the province, according to the state Yemen News Agency.

The ministry expressed confidence in the UN's main and effective role in the field of human rights, and its firm stand against critical violations of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) committed by the revolutionary militias against the Yemeni people.