Horror in the Houthi prisons—Thousands of Yemenis including Children mercilessly tortured to death, Human Rights report states


Sana — The Human rights reports states that Iranian-backed Houthis were also responsible for the disappearance of more than 3,500 Yemenis that include 64 children, 15 women, and 72 elderly people. It also highlighted 455 torture to death cases in the Houthi prisons.

According to a report by the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (Rasd Coalition), Houthis have arrested 3,544 people across Yemen between September, 2014 and December 2018

Bassem al-Abdi, a member of Rasd presented a fact-based lecture in Geneva Switzerland about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and highlighted that “Yemen was becoming increasingly tense as Houthi militia members continued to take control of the capital.”

“During the four years since the coup, the militia has killed more than 14,000 civilians, including children, women and elderly people, by sniping, planting mines, illegal executions and death under torture, and there are more than 3,500 detainees in militia prisons,” al-Absi said.

Al-Absi said that the Houthi militia attacked state facilities, destroying infrastructure and private and public properties, blowing up houses and places of worship, and violating childhood through conscription, killing, mutilation and depriving children of education and health,

He added that Houthi actions disrupt the development process and contradicts the Human Rights Council’s objectives of promoting the right to sustainable development.

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