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A Yemeni actress and model has been jailed for five years by rebel authorities after being convicted of "indecency"
Intisar al-Hammadi, 20, alleged that she was physically and verbally abused after being detained by Houthi forces in Sanaa in February, and that she had to sign documents while blindfolded
Three other women arrested alongside her were also handed prison terms
Human Rights Watch said the case was "marred with irregularities and abuse"
Houthi-run news agency Saba reported that a court in Sanaa found Ms Hammadi guilty of charges including committing an indecent act and possessing drugs
She and one of the other three women were given five-year prison terms, it said. The others were jailed for three years and one year respectively
Ms Hammadi, who has a Yemeni father and an Ethiopian mother, has worked as a model for several years and acted in two Yemeni TV series. She sometimes appeared in photographs posted online without a headscarf, defying strict societal norms in the conservative Muslim country
In March, Ms Hammadi was transferred to the Central Prison in Sanaa, where guards called her a "whore" and "slave", because of her dark skin and Ethiopian descent, her lawyer said