A leader of Yemen’s Houthi revolutionaries fighting the Saudi-led coalition said they have detained a number of U.N. humanitarian workers on suspicion of spying, including two Jordanians who have since been released.
In a press conference held Monday to dispute U.N. reports of Houthi corruption, Abdel Mohsen Tawoos accused aid organizations of conspiring to “secretly target” Yemenis, without providing evidence.
Tawoos did not reveal the identities of detained foreign workers except to say two Jordanians had been transferred to the capital, Sana’a.
Jordan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed two aid workers were released and flown home Sunday.
Last week, U.N. deputy humanitarian chief Ursula Mueller warned of a spike in violence and harassment targeting humanitarian workers in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled areas.
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