Justice Minister calls on UN to respect independence of Yemeni judiciary

Justice Minister Judge Nabil Al-Azzani has called on Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres to respect the independence of the Yemeni judiciary.

The United Nations and its Secretary-General should seek to prosecute and punish criminals, Al-Azzani said.

The Justice Minister said that Guterres' statements about the implementation of the retribution against those with involved with the aggression countries to assassinate President Saleh al-Sammad and six of his companions are unacceptable and contradict the principles and charters of the United Nations and reveal the lack of credibility and impartiality of the organization.

Judge al-Azzani added the investigation and trial procedures in the assassination case have lasted for four years and took place in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and the applicable national laws.

He said that the Yemeni judiciary operates according to legal rules that are consistent and compatible with the international covenants, the United Nations Charter of Human Rights, the international humanitarian law.

Minister al-Azzani affirmed that the parties that support the crimes against the Yemeni people are considered partners in the crimes.

Source: Yemen News Agency