Abdul Malik al Houthi
He is the leader of the al Houthi movement and is currently sanctioned by the US and the UN for engaging in acts that threaten Yemen’s stability. Abdul Malik assumed leadership of the al Houthi movement after the death of his brother, Hussein, in 2004. He is a Zaydi Shi’a and a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed’s family (sayyid). He was born in the early 1980s and little is known about his personal life.