Window dressing in Yemen? From UPI, :
A Yemeni court specialized in terror cases Monday started the prosecution of 34 people on charges of supporting slain rebel leader Hussein al-Houthy.
The indictment included charges of forming armed gangs and planning terrorist attacks against military officials, security departments and the defense ministry.
The defendants refused to appear in court to protest what they called “politically manipulated and exaggerated charges filed by the government which is the judge and the enemy at the same time.”
The defendants also accused the government of seeking to please the United States by showing that it is combating terrorism.
It will be interesting to see how well that angle plays at the trial and in Yemen in general.