The investigation documents how the internationally-recognised government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi authority are violating Yemeni laws and military hierarchies by unjustly promoting civilians to senior military ranks in return for party allegiance.
In what came to be known as the September 21 Revolution of 2014; in exploitation of the effects of the February 11 Revolution of 2011 in Yemen; and following four years of political conflict, Houthi forces captured the Capital of Sana’a in an attempt to abolish the centres of power. As a result, a wave of armed conflict erupted across Yemen, tearing the state and its institutions apart.
This move effected a different political, security and social scene, along with new entities of influence that divided regions of Yemen among themselves and consolidated their presence on the ground through new military formations. Today, four major military establishments are fighting for control of these same Yemeni regions.