Reprisals in Aden amount to war crimes, Euro-Med says

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Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor expressed its shock at killings and field executions carried out by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council “STC” against military and civilians supporting President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government، the legitimate government of Yemen، in the northern governorates، as well as in Shabwa and Abyan.

The Geneva-based human rights organization cited gathered information, which indicate that the number of arrests in one day, Friday 30 August, had reached 400 people.

“Witnesses and tribal sources said that a group belonging to the Security Belt forces stormed the house of a commander belonging to the Hadi government in Dar Saad district، north of Aden last Thursday and killed his brother.

“Eyewitnesses said that on August 28, 2019، the Security Belt forces executed four prisoners inside a hospital after they were injured in a UAE Air Force raid on one of their positions in Sarh Neighborhood in Zanjibar city، the center of Abyan province.

According to witnesses, on the same day, the Security Belt forces also executed wounded soldiers of the Hadi’s government while receiving treatment at Al-Razi Hospital in Jaar city of Abyan province.

A video on Twitter showed Security Belt soldiers kicking an officer of the Hadi government with their feet as they insulted him before stabbing him to death. The Security Belt also stormed homes of Hadi government military commanders and executed guards, according to Abyan’s security chief, Ali Nasir.”



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