Germany warns rebel's relative

There are further developments regarding Yahya al-Houthi, a relative of the Yemeni rebel leader, Abd al-Malik al-Houth, who is also an absentee member of the Yemeni parliament living in Germany.

On Sunday, I noted that he has been stripped of his parliamentary immunity in Yemen (temporarily, at least). Now, Sahwa Net reports that the German immigration authorities have warned him he will lose his political asylum status “if he undertakes any activities hostile to any state”. The website says similar warnings have been issued to Yemeni activists and journalists in Germany who have connections with him.

At the weekend Germany announced it would be donating $2.2 million to the international relief effort in Yemen.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 13 October 2009.