A report prepared by the Program of Communication with Yemeni Religious Scholars has revealed that the Houthi-Saleh militias blew up, bombed and looted 755 mosques, and abducted 150 Imams of mosques from a number of governorates.
The report entitled "Houthi brutal crimes committed against mosques and worshipers in Yemen" indicated that the violations included shelling , destruction with tanks, looting, storming and turning some mosques into military barracks and weapon depots.
It also registered all violations committed by the coup militias during four years, since they attacked Damaj in Saadah governorate in 2013.
"The capital Sana'a was ranked the first in regard to violations committed against mosques as 282 mosques were violated. Saadah came second with 115 mosques which were attacked" ,the report added.
The report, indicated that 80 mosques were blown up with dynamite and explosive devices and that 41 mosques were largely damaged. It further mentioned that 157 mosques were turned to military barracks and weapon depots, and that 16 Quran teaching centers were shelled.
"The Houthi-Saleh militias exploited mosques to spread their sectarian ideologies, replaced their imams, abducted 150 mosque Imams, most of them are subjected to torture on a daily basis in underground cells. It also mentioned that 69 Imams were forcebly taken from the capital Sana'a , 29 from Hodeidah and 29 others from Ibb.
The report concluded that the Houthi-Saleh militias contributed in tearing apart the social structure of the community, threatened peace and the national security, spread chaos and murder, and exported Iranian sectarian ideologies to force them among the people.