Yemeni actress and model accused of an “indecent act” and drug possession

Intisar al-Hammadi, 20, who denies the charges, was detained by the Houthi movement’s forces in Sanaa in February.

Her lawyer alleged she was physically and verbally abused by interrogators, subjected to racist insults, and forced to sign a document while blindfolded.

Prosecutors also allegedly threatened her with a forced “virginity test”.

The Houthi authorities’ unfair trial against Intisar al-Hammadi, on top of the arbitrary arrest and abuse against her in detention, is a stark reminder of the abuse that women face at the hands of authorities throughout Yemen.