On fear of epidemic outbreak, detainees’ female relatives demand release of prisoners
3/23/2020 10:05:00 PM
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Alsahwa Net- The Abductees’ Mothers Association, demanded on Sunday release of the arbitrary detainees and forcibly disappeared people from the Houthis-run prisons in fears of catching the COVID-19 should the disease spread in Yemen.
It demanded the United Nations and human rights organizations to swiftly intervene for release of the detainees for safety against the COVID-19.
The association voiced this during a sit-in they organized on Sunday in Ibb governorate.
The sit-in coincided with the Mother’s Day that comes while detainees’ mothers suffer greatly looking for their loved ones.
“On the Mother’s Day, mothers held a sit-in in front of prisons that are full of arbitrary detainees and forcibly disappeared people who are deprived from health care,” a statement by the association said.
Some detainees die immediately of their release because of no health care in the Houthis-run prisons. Mostafa Hamoud from Ibb, was one of the detainees who died few weeks following his release, according to the association.
The association held the Houthis accountable to safety of the detainees and demanded their immediate release.