Following 2019 Saudi-led coalition’s attack on a bus full of young boys in Dahyan in the Majz district, a Yemeni court has issued death sentences against ten defendants including President of the United States of America, Donald Trump Saudi King, Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Others are Commander of the Saudi Air Force, Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemen’s Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh Al-Ahmar, Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher, Defence Minister Muhammad Al-Maqdishi, and former US Defence Secretary James Norman Mattis for alleged involvement in war crimes.
According to Houthi-owned Yemen News Agency, the case against the ten defendants was held in their absence at Houthi-run Specialised Criminal Court in the Yemeni governorate of Saada.
The news agency also reported that the defendants were required to pay a $10 billion fine to families of those killed in the 2019 airstrike.
It was gathered that the charges related to an airstrike which reportedly hit a school bus, killing 51 people including 40 children
However, the defence attorney, Abdel Wahab Al-Fadhli, reserved the right to appeal on behalf of the defendants.
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