Houthis committed 446 human rights violations in Taiz in July, HRITC reports

Houthis committed 446 human rights violations in Taiz in July, HRITC reports

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) said the Houthi militia "committed 446 violations against civilians including women and children" in the central Yemen city of Taiz last July.

In a report published on Monday, the Taiz-based NGO said the Iran-backed Islamists "besieging Taiz for three years have lately tightened their blockade and stepped up their direct shelling and sniper shooting of civilians"

"The HRITC's field team documented the killing of 28 civilians including four children and five women and the injury of 47 civilians including eight women and nine children," said the report.

The report said that one civilian was tortured to death in a jail run by the rebels in the city's periphery.

The HRITC also documented "the killing and injury of 22 civilians by the militia's indiscriminate shelling and the displacement of 352 families from Mawze'a district to the west of the city.

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