The endless trials of Yemen’s Baha’i community

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Thu, 2019-09-05 01:22

ABU DHABI: The world is familiar with the toll that the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis has taken on Yemeni civilians. Less well known is the precarious situation of an estimated 1,000 followers of the Baha’i faith who live in Yemen, mostly in the Houthi-held capital Sana’a.
With the Houthis’ military advances in Yemen in 2014-2015, the Middle East began to see a steady redrawing of the geopolitical map, and two emerging streams of persecution and judicial harassment of Baha’is.

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