Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treason

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Posted: Mar 25, 2017 3:56 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Yemeni court in territory controlled by the armed Houthi movement sentenced the group's enemy in a two-year-old civil war President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and six other top officials in his government to death for "high treason" on Saturday.

The decision by a court in the capital Sanaa, reported by the state news agency Saba, which is run by the Houthis, may render more remote the resumption of stalled peace talks to end the conflict which has killed at least 10,000 people.

(Reporting By Noah Browning, editing by David Evans)