Informed sources revealed that the Public Funds and Anti-Corruption Court of the Houthi militia in the capital Sana’a approved today, forcibly, the defendants who did not attend court sessions, who were released on bail, in the case of the so-called “Sultana Palace” group.
The sources said that a session was held under the chairmanship of the President of the Court, Judge Sawsan Al-Houthi, and in the presence of the Public Prosecutor, Judge Amal Al-Jalal.
The Public Prosecution provided the court with the publication of the five defendants who fled justice, and the report requested that the defendants be prevented from traveling, as only 13 defendants, six women and seven men, out of 82 defendants are still in prison.
While some of the defendants and their lawyers presented their defenses before the court, others requested another opportunity to present them.
The court decided to give the defendants the opportunity to present what they have to the hearing next Wednesday, and to continue hearing the case in accordance with the law.
It is noteworthy that this is the 12th session held by the court since the trial began on August 18, in which 82 defendants, including 52 women, are being tried for fraud, fraud and money laundering, in the case of the so-called “Sultana Palace Group” affiliated with businesswoman Balqis Al-Haddad.