Details on murder of Supreme Court judge in Sana’a released by Ministry of the Interior

Details on murder of Supreme Court judge in Sana’a released by Ministry of the Interior

The Ministry of Interior in the National Salvation Government has on Friday revealed details on the kidnapping and murder of the Supreme Court Judge Mohammed Ahmed Humran, aged 63, in the capital Sana’a.

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Abdul-Khaleq Al-Ajri confirmed that the security services arrested individuals accused of committing the crime, noting that the criminals will be handed over to the prosecution.

“Security forces raided the kidnappers’ hideout, and found the body of Judge Mohammed Humran lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He had been shot in the head. The security forces were able to arrest the defendants who were in the house,” he said in a statement.

The spokesman pointed out that the defendants kidnapped Judge Humran after he left his house in the neighbourhood of Al-Asbahi, took him to a house in the Hadda area, and killed him when the security forces arrived and besieged the house.

Al-Ajri said: “By collecting inferences and confessions of the defendants, we know that the crime occurred as a result of previous land and private disputes between the defendants and Judge Mohammed Humran.”

He added that “the police handed over the arrested defendants to the prosecution to start investigation and subsequently to refer them to trial, as a warning to others who might harm the security and stability of the country.”

Brigadier General Al-Ajri reiterated that “the security services will strike with an iron fist anyone who seeks to undermine the security and stability of the homeland and its citizens, as well as pursue and arrest criminals to bring them to justice.