UN rejects ‘outrageous’ spying claims against staff held by Yemen’s Houthis

GENEVA — The UN rights chief demands that Yemen’s Houthi rebels “immediately and unconditionally” release detained UN staff and other aid workers, flatly rejecting allegations that they are part of a spy network.

After the Houthis on Monday said the people they arrested last week were part of an American-Israeli spy network, Volker Turk issues a statement saying: “I categorically reject the outrageous allegations against our staff, and am deeply worried about the conditions in which they are being held.”

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