SANAA, Yemen 

The Yemeni government condemned on Sunday the arrest of a former culture minister in the capital Sanaa, which has been under the control of Houthi rebels since September 2014.

In a statement, Yemeni Information Minister Muammar Al-Eryani said the government “deplores and condemns the arrest of former Yemeni Minister of Culture Khaled al-Ruwaishan from his home by the Houthis militia,” according to the local Saba News Agency.

On Sunday morning, al-Ruwaishan’s son, Waddah al-Ruwaishan, confirmed on Facebook his father’s arrest by the Houthis, without further details.

Al-Ruwaishan is known for his critical writings on the Houthis since the

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