Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp
Citizens in the governorate were given one week to remove the messaging application.
Inspection campaigns will also be carried out in mobile phone stores.
In reaction to the ruling, the Ibb Governorate Appeals Prosecutor issued a directive to "not rely" on the Jableh District Prosecution memo.
The governorate said "the normal use of the (WhatsApp) program is not a crime".
The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of the capital Sanaa by the Iranian-backed Houthis. A Saudi-led coalition allied with the government has been fighting the Houthis since March 2015.
The war in Yemen has spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, leaving millions suffering from food and medical shortages. It has killed over 112,000 people, including fighters and civilians, according to a database project that tracks violence.
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