In Houthi prison, two Yemenis were killed under torture

May 12, 2019

Houthi militias have abducted 377 citizens from Hajjah, northwest Sanaa, as per the Abductees’ Mothers Association (AMA).

Many of them were forcibly disappeared in the last three months, and two were killed.

AMA highly condemned the death of the two abductees, Yahya al-Namsha, and Zaid al-Namsha, who were exposed to extreme torture in militia-run prisons in Sanaa and northern Yemen’s Amran.

“Yahya Nansha’s entire body had turned blue, and marks were found on the palms of his hands, evidence that he was nailed to a wall and electrocuted,” AMA’s statement said.

It called on the United Nations Security Council to give a punishment to the killers and perpetrators of this kind of violations, and also prevent the crimes against abducted civilians.

The Association also urged lawyers and jurists to resort to Yemeni and international courts to prosecute the criminals, who have been accountable for kidnapping, forcibly disappearing and torturing the abductees.

It stated the UN and its envoy should get involved immediately to discharge the outstanding abductees regardless and also conserve the life of other people being held in militia-run jails.

Alternatively, Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Askar mentioned with a go of the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC ) in Aden several issues.

Included in this are rehabilitation and capacity-building in the field of international humanitarian law for civilian and also military cadres along with the humanitarian situation in Yemen and the functional support offered by the organization.

The meeting, organized on Thursday, also tackled prospects for cooperation between the two parties and way of developing them.

Additionally, they discussed the humanitarian situation in Yemen generally and in Ad Dali province in particular, based on Saba news agency, which quoted Askar since calling on the ICRC to “assist in the recovery of bodies in conflict areas on Ad Dali fronts .”

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