Ankara freezes former Yemeni president’s assets in Turkey
ANKARATurkey has announced the freezing of the assets of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and four former senior Yemeni officials in line with a U.N. Security Council resolution.
The decision on the asset freeze was published in the Official Gazette after its approval by the cabinet, Anadolu Agency reported Aug 7. The decision includes the assets of Saleh, his son Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh and members of the Houthi militias Abdulhaleek al-Houthi, Abdullah Yahya al-Hakeem and Abdulmalik al-Houthi.
The decision will be valid until Feb. 26, 2016, the agency said.
Bank accounts, safe-deposit boxes as well as other assets of the mentioned persons will be frozen upon the decision.
Saleh, who stepped down in 2012 following a year of deadly nationwide protests against his three-decade rule, is accused of siding with Houthi fighters who ousted U.N.-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in February.