Houthis kidnap owner of a library in Sanaa on charges of promoting books that do not serve the group's orientation

Houthis kidnap owner of a library in Sanaa on charges of promoting books that do not serve the group's orientation


Al-Houthi gunmen confiscated books from the library of Khaled Ibn al-Walid, one of the largest libraries in the capital, Sanaa, and kidnapped the owner, on charges that he was promoting books that did not serve the group's orientation, according to the Yemeni novelist Al-Gharbi Omran.

"What Ahmed al-Hazmi, owner of Khalid ibn al-Walid Bookshop in Sanaa, has been subjected to is the confiscation of books that Ansar Allah believes are against their intellectual orientation is not to be repeated," Omran said in his blog post on Facebook on Wednesday.

The president of Al-Maqah short story Club added that the library is one of the few libraries that have not closed its doors, and maintained its activity in the light of the restrictions exerted by the Houthis for everything that violates them.

Omran, one of the prominent members of the Yemeni novelist and Writers ' Union, said that "al-Hazmi imprisonment for promoting books that do not serve the ideology of Ansar Allah is void."


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