Saudi Arabia forced Yemen’s President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of office and is keeping him under house arrest in Riyadh, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (April 17), citing both Saudi and Yemeni officials.
Amid talks taking place between Yemeni politicians in Riyadh in the second week of April, when Hadi handed over power to a council of various Yemeni groups, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the Yemeni president a written decree that delegated his powers to the council, according to the officials who spoke to the Journal.
“Hadi is effectively under house arrest at his residence in Riyadh without access to phones,” a Saudi official told the newspaper. A second Saudi official said few Yemeni politicians had been allowed to meet him, and only with prior approval from Riyadh.
Sources: Middle East Eye , Wall Street Journal