Independent panel expert withdraws Yemeni government’s corruption accusations

On Monday coordinator working on the UN panel of experts on Yemen sent a five-page letter to the Security Council withdrawing claims that the Yemeni government was involved in corrupt operations.

The letter, which Al Arabiya claims to have seen, was sent to the president of the Security Council Linda Thomas-Greenfield by Sri Lankan law expert Dakshinie Ruwanthika Gunaratne.

The letter emphasized that there was no evidence of the accusations in the expert annual report published in January claiming that the Yemeni government was involved in corruption, bribery, and money laundering.