Houthi militia forces telecommunication companies to facilitate spying on their clients
Iran’s Huthi militia continues to violate human rights in various ways and means available in areas under its control, the latest of which was to force telecom companies to facilitate spying on their clients.
“In a grave development, the Yemeni Houthi militia forced the Yemeni telecom companies to provide all the necessary facilities to spy on their clients, their calls and messages, in order to violate privacy and carry out crackdowns, arrests and piracy of e-mail and pages of activists on electronic communication sites,” the Yemeni Information Minister said on his Twitter account.
A number of “telecom operators recently complained that their messages and pages on social networking sites had been hacked by the Houthi militia after forcing companies to cut off” twinning “cards for some numbers belonging to some clients, in violation of Yemeni laws governing the work of those companies.
” Minister Al-Eryani confirmed that “the compliance of telecom companies with the dictates of the Houthi militia in spying on their subscribers presents it with legal liability of those affected by the number of them who have sued them, in addition to the support still provided by these companies under the terms of taxes and customs. For the government. “