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Militias continue to modernize the judiciary and send hundreds of their members to the Higher Judicial Institute

The Houthi militia pushed a crowd of its members and the sons of its leaders to study at the Higher Institute of the Judiciary under its (illegal) jurisdiction, after it dispensed with the services of thousands of officers in the Ministry of Interior and the Intelligence and included tens of thousands of its members in the defense force.

Well-informed sources in Sanaa believe that many of the new members of the Judicial Institute have failed the entrance exams, while others accuse the group of enrolling students who do not have university qualifications, a violation of what is stipulated by law, as part of its plan to control the judiciary and control the judicial system in the future.

It is noteworthy that the legitimate Yemeni government had decided to transfer the Higher Institute of the Judiciary from the capital, Sanaa, to the temporary capital, Aden, where the study began in 2018, while stressing that graduates will not be recognized in the Houthi-controlled institute in Sana’a.

According to sources working at the Institute for the Judiciary, “After the decision was issued to accept applicants to study at the Higher Institute of the Judiciary for the past year, those who passed all the exams were surprised, and after a few days, 74 of the failed students were enrolled, the first of whom was the son of the leader impersonating the head of the Supreme Judicial Council.

As for the rest of them, they are children or relatives of judges and influential leaders in the judiciary, although the law of the Higher Judicial Institute in the conditions for admission to study in Article No. 22 stipulates that the enrollee must have a grade of no less than very good, and in case of necessity, no less than a good grade. .

According to the sources who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat, this year, the militias continued to push their members to the Higher Institute of the Judiciary, as the Ministries of Defense and Interior in the militia government paid more than 120 delegates to study at the Higher Institute, the majority of whom were security elements in the militias, while the Ministry of Defense and Interior before the coup She assigned five students to study who met the admission requirements at the institute, with the aim of only covering the needs of the military judiciary.

One of the sources described the admission of students without qualifications or those who failed the entrance exams, and the push of hundreds of military and security personnel, as a “comprehensive sectarian and dynastic nationalization of the institute and the judiciary in the future, and the demolition of all legal standards and academic and national considerations.”

In a statement issued by a group of lawyers in solidarity with the excluded, they attacked the Houthi decision to exclude and exclude some students from the Higher Institute of the Judiciary, batch 24 of postgraduate studies, and the first batch of a diploma in criminal sciences who obtained the first ranks and successfully passed all admission stages, stressing that they were excluded without a legitimate and legal reason. .

Solidarity activists said: “According to the data that we reviewed in the admission policy, we found it in contrast to the admission policies applied in previous years, and even applicable to all external systems, which revolve around ignoring the most important and lofty criteria for differentiation, which is based on the foundations of selecting competencies and those with the highest grades – without The slightest constitutional or legal reason justifies this, which is a legitimization of their choosing and excluding those they want away from the eyes of the law and public opinion.”

They described the decision issued by the Minister of Justice in the government of the coup militias as “arbitrary”, and that it “affects the foundations of justice and equality and constitutes a flagrant violation of the constitution and the law and an injustice against those oppressed superiors who deserve to occupy such judicial seats that depend on competence and merit in the first place.”

In their statement, the lawyers declared their full solidarity and their absolute readiness to stand with the issue of the excluded students at all legal levels, and to file an administrative lawsuit or any grievance before civil authorities and organizations without any compensation, to demand the annulment of the Houthi decision for violating the constitution and the law as “the least duty,” as they put it. .

The Houthi militias in the kidnapped capital, Sanaa, since their coup against the state with the help of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, have been excluding qualified cadres in state institutions, including the judiciary, and replacing them with their illiterate cadres or those trained in Tehran and southern Lebanon.


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