The Government condemns the burning of the Ministry of Endowments Building by al-Houthi and promise to prosecute the looters of State property

The Government condemns the burning of the Ministry of Endowments Building by al-Houthi and promise to prosecute the looters of State property

The Yemeni government has condemned the destruction and burning of the building of the Ministry of Endowments by Houthis in Sanaa.

The government said in a statement issued Friday evening by the state news agency Saba that the burning of the archives came after the former al-Houthi rebel group had transferred most of the most important documents, drafts and manuscripts, and had encroached on the funds of the Endowments and State property.

The Government explained that the burning of the building came after the militia had, at previous times, disposed of the Endowments property, looted it and looted all documents in areas under its control.

The government has directed the Ministry of Endowments "to revoke all that has been done and to make use of the Endowments lands, whether by construction or any form of use to the authorities, companies or individuals, which it considers null and void, legally, constitutionally and legally, and that the decisions concerning the funds of the Endowments after 21 September 2014 do not It has a legal effect on the management of the Endowments and the public authority for land, space and physical planning.

The government also made an appeal to citizens that "any documents of ownership, leasing or use of Endowments property from land, real estate, etc., conducted in any way with the elements of the militia are null and non-binding on the government."

The government has called on citizens to retreat from these agreements, carrying "whoever carried out the act in person and with his own funds, the consequences of that."

It affirmed its intention to prosecute all those responsible for the crime of looting, burning and destruction of the documents and archives of the Ministry of Endowments in the capital, Sana'a, and emphasizes that these crimes will not go unpunished, which applies to anyone who incites, orders and facilitates the seizure of public property.

The Ministry of Endowments building in Sana'a, which is under the control of the al-Houthi rebels, was fired on Thursday by a fire that ended the ministry's archives containing documents and data on the ministry's property from land and real estate.


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