Anti-Human Trafficking deeply concerns over continued crimes against women in Houthi-run jails

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September Net


The Yemeni Organization for combating Human Trafficking has confirmed that the Houthi militia is continuing to practice the most heinous and cruel abuses against abducted and enforcedly disappeared women in its secret prisons in the capital, Sana’a, and its areas of control.

In a statement issued on Friday, the organization voiced its deep concern over the persistence of these horrific crimes and the continued abduction enforced disappearance of women by the Houthi rebels.

“Total number of women who have been abducted and forcibly disappeared reached more than 160 women,” read the statement.

The organization denounced the shameful silence of the international concerned organizations towards these unprecedented violations in Yemen’s history.

“Such silence has encouraged the Houthi militia to persist in violating the humanity of the victim women,” the statement added.

The organization quoted reliable sources saying that the “criminal gang supported by the Houthi militia, through collaboration with some judicial bodies, was able to transfer 55 abducted women from secret prisons to public ones as first batch.”

During the period of abduction in secret jails from six months to one year, the militia fabricated charges against those women and picturing and filming under torture in order to extort them and their families, sources added.



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