Alhurriya News: In numbers..a report reveals that 1635 abductees were tortured in Houthi prisons

An independent Yemeni human rights coalition has documented that more than 1,600 abductees have been subjected to various types of physical and psychological torture and cruel treatment inside the prisons of the Houthi militia during the past six years.

In a recent report, the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations said that its team documented the torture of 1,635 abductees in the prisons of the Houthi militia, including 109 children, 33 women and 78 elderly people, distributed over 17 Yemeni governorates.

A Yemeni woman was kidnapped in the Houthi prisons in Sanaa, where she was tortured before her release and asylum in Egypt

According to the report, 1,427 abductees were subjected to psychological and physical torture, including 101 children, 24 women and 63 elderly people, by the Houthi militia. This resulted in some of them suffering from complete or partial paralysis, and others with chronic diseases, memory loss, and visual and hearing disabilities.

The report indicated that 208 other abductees were subjected to the most severe and cruel types of torture leading to death, including 8 children, 9 women and 15 elderly people, some of whom died inside the cells under torture whips, and others died as a result of neglect and the deterioration of their health condition in light of the continuous denial of treatment, in addition to As a result, a number of abductees were subjected to physical liquidation inside the prisons of the Houthi militia, or the cruelty and ugliness of torture pushed them to commit suicide.

The Capital Secretariat, Sanaa, recorded the highest rate of torture of abductees inside Houthi prisons, with 430 cases of physical and psychological torture of abducted civilians, including 12 children, 8 women and 12 elderly people, in addition to 48 abductees who were tortured to death, including 4 elderly and 8 women, 5 of whom committed suicide inside prison. Central after being raped at gunpoint and severe torture.

Houthi fighters in Sanaa (archive)

It is noteworthy that the Houthi militia is detaining thousands of activists, politicians, academics and students in its prisons in Sana’a and in the other governorates it controls, after abducting them from their homes and workplaces.

The prisons of the Houthi militia are witnessing horrific torture against the abductees in the various governorates under its control, and many of the abductees have died as a result of torture, according to several local and international human rights reports.

And government statistics revealed, earlier, that about 300 abductees and forcibly disappeared people were killed under torture in Houthi prisons seven years ago.

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