SANAA, Yemen

Yemen’s Houthi rebel group on Monday released the former culture minister after day-long detention, a government source said.

On Sunday, Khaled al-Ruwaishan was picked up from his home in the capital Sanaa, which has been under the control of Houthi rebels since September 2014.

Al-Ruwaishan, was set free after great pressure, a government source told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity without elaborating what it meant.

Local media outlets, meanwhile, said that al-Ruwaishan’s Bani Jabr tribe played a role in his release.

The former minister is known for his critical writings on the Houthis since the outbreak of

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