Rights group: Over 752 violations committed against families of abductees

Rights group: Over 752 violations committed against families of abductees

Alsahwa Net- The Abductees’ Mothers Association (AMA) has revealed that 752 violations were committed against families of abductees across Yemen.

In its 2018 report, the group said that 563 families of abductees were subjected to financial blackmailing and that 189 families were enforcedly displaced and a number of them were subjected to sexual abuses, abduction, looting of their properties and holding as hostages.

AMA’s also disclosed grim crimes committed against Yemeni abductees and enforcedly disappeared persons inside prisons of the Houthis and military formations are not controlled by the government in Aden.

The report noted that  1442 Yemenis including 114 women were abducted from Houthi-run areas during 2018.

It further mentioned that the military formations in Aden abducted 450 civilians including women and children in 2018, pointing out that 109 abductees were only released until the writing of this report.

 The report also documented cases of torture committed by the Houthis and Aden’s military formations against abductees and enforcedly disappeared persons in 2018.

AMA also disclosed that 28 abductees died under torture, including 22 ones inside Houthi prisons and 6 others inside prisons run by Aden’s military formations.

The report also monitored other violations practiced against abductees and enforcedly disappeared persons, including abuse and blackmailing used against both the victims and their families.

On Thursday, mothers of abductees arranged a protest in the city Ibb, condemning the continuing violations against families of the abductees. 

They appealed to the United Nations and other human rights organizations to intervene and put an end to the suffering of the abductees, the enforcedly disappeared persons and their families.

 

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