ADEN, Sept. 15 (YPA) – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s factions, on Friday, expelled a mosque imam and his family to the streets in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, which is under the control of the Saudi-led coalition.
Human rights sources in the city confirmed that armed elements affiliated with the STC stormed the residence of the imam of the Rahman Mosque in the Gold Mohur area of Al-Tawahi district and expelled him and his family to the street to appoint a new imam for the mosque from the extremist Salafist groups named Radwan Al-Labani.
The sources explained that the incident of the imam’s expulsion was widely condemned by the people of the neighborhood, many of whom left the mosque and refused to pray behind the new imam.
The sources stated that the STC elements kidnapped a number of citizens who opposed the expulsion of the imam of the mosque and took them to an unknown destination.
This comes after the leaders of the Salafist groups led by Ahmed Othman Al-Adani seized the pulpit of the Kud Bihan Mosque of the Sufi sheikhs in the Sheikh Othman area in early August.