Gardens of Death report reveals terrifying figures for Houthi

Al-Jouf: The Houthi Militia messing with hospitals

An international human rights organization based blâmer the Houthi militia, for the deaths of 580 victims, including 104 children and 60 women, on whom mines have exploded, followed by other armed groups including extremist organizations responsible for killing 105 people, including 30 children, 7 women, and 68 men.

This was stated in a report issued by the Dutch Human Rights Radar, on mine victims in Yemen under the title “Yemen: Gardens of Death”, which included staggering numbers and terrifying stories about the victims who were exposed to the exploding of these mines with their bodies during the current war in Yemen, which completed its fifth year.

“The armed conflict that Yemen has witnessed since 2014 continues, during which the largest single, anti-vehicle explosive device mines were planted in the modern history of Yemen,” the report said. Of the total victims of disability and injury, the number of civilian victims was 428, while the number of military casualties was173, and of course, Al Houthi Group occupies the first place in the responsibility for the largest number of victims of disability and injury with a number of 457 victims, including 288 men, 113 children, and 56 women.

The report included a number of stories and testimonies of the victims of mines and explosives, and it will surely constitute an important reference for jurists, researchers and those interested in this type of humanitarian crime and its victims, according to what was published by the official Yemeni News Agency. In its recommendations, Human Rights Watch requested that the armed Houthi militia hands over maps of all fields and areas it has planted mines in Yemen over the past years to the Yemeni government and to agencies and programs working in the field of demining in Yemen.

It also called on the Houthis to stop planting mines of all shapes and sizes, to stop making explosive devices and various forms of explosives, and to destroy their stockpiles.

It demanded that the United Nations use its powers to exert international pressure on the Houthi group to stop the cultivation of all kinds of mines, and recommended the United Nations team of prominent experts to continue investigating the issue of planting mines and their impact on Yemenis, in order to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and to compensate the victims and affected. Radar called on Human Rights Watch to arrange the return of the displaced Yemenis, and to secure their areas from the threat of mines, and called on all parties to stop targeting civilians and adhere to the rules of engagement and the law of war, and not to involve civilians in any armed conflict.

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Brutal torture and suicide attempts in secret women’s prisons in Sanaa.

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The Houthi militia has converted a number of buildings in Sana’a into women’s prisons, where they are subjected to brutal torture. Revealed a Yemeni human rights organization

“Horrific and disgusting testimonies about what women are being held in the cellars of prisons and cells.” Said The Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking (a non-governmental organization),in a statement

The statement added that “those responsible for these heinous crimes were stripped of their humanity. Rather, they took pleasure in what they practiced in terms of criminality and victimization of weak women, with no power but screaming and begging the executioners whose mercy was torn from their hearts.”

The organization explained that the victims in the secret prisons of the well-known leaders of the Houthi militia are suffering from tragic conditions due to physical and sexual abuse on them.

In addition, the organization pointed out that “some of the women have entered bad psychological states as a result of certain way of torture made to humiliate and destroy their psyche, cases which have been documented by the organization.”

It monitored a number of suicide attempts by the victims of those prisons, in addition to some detainees and forcibly disappeared persons who got physical disabilities due to the brutal torture they suffered without mercy.

The organization’s statement added that “the situation is grave and the tragedy is great and sad and too large to be summed up by words and phrases.”

It also called on the international community to take urgent action to close these detention centers, subject victims to psychological rehabilitation programs, and start the move to prosecute the Houthi leaders involved in committing these crimes, in order to obtain compensation and rehabilitation for the victims.

The organization expressed its regret and condemnation of the Houthi leaders’ return accused of being behind these crimes, called Sultan Zaben, to the position of Director of the General Department of Criminal Research, and the appointment of Hassan Hassan Batran, his assistant in those crimes, as director of criminal investigation in Ibb governorate, and the distribution of the rest of the accused in sensitive security positions that affect security, dignity and citizens’ privacy, after these leaders were involved in committing these atrocities and crimes.

In a previous report, the Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking announced that the number of kidnapped and disappeared women reached more than 160 women.

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More than 38 thousand civilians killed and wounded since the Houthi coup in Yemen

Man was crying for his lost family in yemen Houthi attack

This was in the Yemeni Alliance for Monitoring Human Rights Violations statement, on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Human Rights’ International Day, which falls on December 10th of each year.

A human rights alliance has documented 15,420 Yemeni civilians killed, and 22,916 injured, since the Houthi militia’s coup against the legitimate authority on September 21st, 2014 until the end of October of this year. 

The statement indicated that there are 4, 272 kidnapped civilians, and 6,352 children recruited so far.

It also stated that the mines laid by the Houthi militia in a number of governorates in Yemen caused the deaths of about 1,300 civilians, considering these infringement a flagrant violation of human rights law and the charters of international humanitarian law by the militia.

 “The world celebrates this occasion today, and our country is witnessing for the fifth year in a row the tragic conditions of the human rights situation, as a result of the war in most Yemeni lands as a result of the Houthi militia’s coup against the state.” Said the Yemeni Alliance for Monitoring Human Rights in its statement.

 They called on the international community to intervene effectively to put an end to these violations and play its role regarding these grave violations of human rights in Yemen in a neutral and independent manner, and to take measures to deter and reduce the perpetrators of those crimes. The Yemeni Alliance for Monitoring Human Rights called on the Houthi militia to immediately stop all violations affecting civilians, and to release all arbitrary detainees, including children, women, the elderly, politicians, the media, and community activists. Read more related articles about the yemen: https://www.yemenwatch.com/category/uncategorized/

 

Houthi militia killed a women who was trying to save her house from being demolished.

Houthi militia has practiced persistent violations in its areas of control
The Houthi militia killed a woman in the Zour Wadaa area of ??the Al-Safra district in Saada Governorate, in the far north of Yemen, while trying to stop the Houthi militia bulldozers from demolishing the family’s home.
 A local source said that the Houthi leader, called "Lutf Al-Awawi," and his companions began shooting the woman, killing her and stopping her relatives from assisting her until she died, "according to the official Yemeni News Agency.
The source said, "The Houthi militias are carrying out a campaign to spread and sabotage the lands and properties of citizens, on the pretext that they are lands and properties belonging to the endowments and state properties."
 
The Houthi militia has practiced persistent violations in its areas of control since its coup against the legitimate authority in late 2014, under a series of justifications, but the province of Saada, which is the stronghold of their leader, has been suffering from Houthi violations for nearly two decades due to their sectarian practices and armed rebellion.

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Yemen: The Mothers of the Yemenis sentenced to death hold the UN RESPONSIBLE for their children safety

The Association of Mothers of the Kidnapped Yemenis in Sanaa, hold the international community and the United Nations responsible for the safety of the 30 Yemenis sentenced to death by the Houthi militias.

Dozens of mothers staged a protest on Thursday in front of the office of the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, urging them to intervene to save their relatives lives.

“The g abandonment of our children and the unfair trials and treatments lasted for more than three years, it is a major violation that led to illegal trials,” the mothers said in a statement.

The mothers called on all human rights organizations, human rights activists and media channels to support them to stop these violations and release the kidnapped victims.

The association accuses the Houthi militias backed by Iran of brutalizing and torturing the 30 detainees who have been sentenced to death.

The Association of Mothers of Detainees has founded more than two years ago and is a community-based non-governmental organization concerned with alleviating the suffering of the mothers of abductees, those forcibly disappeared and their families, and seeking to maintain their safety and release.

On July 9, the Specialized Criminal Court in the capital Sana’a, under the control of the Huthis, decided to execute 30 detainees, including the leader of the Reform Party, Nasr al-Salami, and the professor of linguistics at Sana’a University, Yusuf al-Boab.

The Houthi court accused them of belonging to an armed and organized gang to carry out bombings, assassinations, communications and “enemy support”, which the detainees strongly deny and accuse the Houthis of using the judiciary power for political revenge.

The verdicts were condemned and denounced by the Yemeni government and political and human rights components.

In recent days, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Amnesty International have condemned the death sentences. The Commission said any politically motivated charges should be rejected, while Amnesty called them “a mockery of justice and an emphasis on the judiciary power becoming a tool of repression rather than justice.

“The Houthis control the capital Sana’a and several Yemeni provinces since the end of 2014, The government accuses them and international and local human rights organizations of carrying out arresting several of their opponents,

UN appeals Sana’a court to review 30 death sentences

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Houthis authorities in Yemen this week sentenced 30 men to death amid allegations that many were tortured during their three-year detention for political motives, the UN office said on Friday.
The office urged the Court of Appeal in the Sana’a capital, which is controlled by the Houthis to review the sentences and go for a fair trial.
The first specialized criminal court issued death sentences on Tuesday, said Rafina Shamdassani, spokeswoman for the Human Rights Office.
She added in a press statement that most of the 30 men are academics, students and politicians “associated with the reform party that criticizes the Huthis.” It was referring to the Islamic Reform Party, which is part of the Saudi-
backed government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
“At no stage did they have a suitable opportunity to present their defense,” she said.
Houthi officials have yet to respond to press request for comment.
According to Shamdassani, the men were arrested in 2016 and charged in April 2017 of belonging to an armed group planning attacks or assassinations targeting security personnel and members of the Huthi-related Popular Committees and providing information to the Yemeni government.
“There is a high probability that many of these charges are politically motivated, there are credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment, our teams have been able to talk to the detainee’s families,” she said.
“Any politically motivated charges and full compliance with international fair trial standards should be dropped,” she said.
In a statement this week, Amnesty International denounced what it described as a “mockery of justice” in a trial in which the 30 men faced “fabricated charges, including spying for the Saudi-led coalition.”
The London-based organization said one of the detainees,
Yusuf al-Bawab, a linguist and political figure who was held
in solitary confinement, was reportedly tortured and
deprived of legal advice and medical care.

Yemeni minister calls on the international community to put pressure on the “Houthis”

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The government’s report confirmed the support of the efforts of the United Nations and its Special Envoy Griffith to reach a political and peaceful solution,” said Mohammed Askar, human rights minister in the government of
President Hadi.
He called on the Human Rights Council to “support the government’s efforts for peace and put pressure on the Houthi militia to accept peace and the immediate implementation of Sweden’s agreement terms and accept the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, particularly resolution 2216.”
“The Yemeni government is keen to deal positively with all that and will maintain and promote human rights.”
“The report stressed that the Yemeni government will work to achieve the rights of the transitional phase despite the challenges faced by the coup Houthi militias on constitutional legitimacy in September 2014, and the
resulting repercussions at all levels of political life, economic, social and humanitarian as well.
“The most important thing the government will do at the legal level is to urge the House of Representatives to discuss and approve draft laws on human rights, including the minimum age for marriage, and other draft laws on
Yemen’s accession to the Protocol against Torture and the Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol For the purpose of protecting and safeguarding human rights “.
“The outcome of the national dialogue conference represented a road map to complete the process of change in Yemen,” he said. Accusing the “Al-Houthi coup” militias of the responsibility to impede the process of political transition and the introduction of the country in a real disaster that the Yemeni people still suffer from.
He reiterated the government’s keenness to end the coup, achieve peace and stability throughout the country, return the constitutional legitimacy, implement the outcomes of the national dialogue conference, maintain security and counter-terrorism activities, acts of sabotage and outlaws

that threaten the security of the country and citizens.
Which is torn apart by the coup, and to meet the needs of fleeing people, refugees and illegal immigrants who are growing daily and in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.