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Yemen's Shiite rebels say President Hadi 'wanted for justice' after fleeing to south

  • Protesters march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. Arabic on a banners reads, "No to armed militias, yes to civil state." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Protesters march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. Arabic on a banners reads, "No to armed militias, yes to civil state." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Female protesters hold banners, with Arabic writing that's reads,"No to armed militias, yes to Civil State," as they march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Female protesters hold banners, with Arabic writing that's reads,"No to armed militias, yes to Civil State," as they march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Female protesters hold banners with Arabic that's reads,"No to armed militias, yes to Civil State," as they march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Female protesters hold banners with Arabic that's reads,"No to armed militias, yes to Civil State," as they march during an anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Yemen's Shiite rebels on Monday threatened to arrest and try for treason the prime minister and all Cabinet members if they fail to return to work, as thousands of Yemenis took to the streets in the capital, Sanaa, to denounce the rebel power grab. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Yemen's Shiite rebels say President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the rebel-controlled capital earlier this month, is "wanted for justice" for harming the national interest.

The rebel-run news agency SABA on Tuesday quoted a statement from the rebels, known as Houthis, saying that the group's Revolutionary Committee is monitoring the "suspicious" activities of Hadi, who escaped to the southern city of Aden, which is not controlled by the rebels.

The group says Hadi's "reckless and erratic actions harmed the Yemeni people, its security, stability, economy and life" and called on the world community to consider him a fugitive from justice.

Hadi resigned from the presidency after the rebels placed him under house arrest last month, but retracted the resignation after arriving in Aden.