(YNRF): Houthis commit 636 violations in one week
The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms (YNRF) revealed that, the Iran-backed Houthi rebel militia committed 636 human rights violations in seven provinces, during the period from August 25 to September 2, 2019.
The (YNRF) explained in its weekly report, that its field team monitored the killing of 34 civilians and wounding 36 others, including women and children in the provinces of Hodeidah, Ibb, Hajjah, Al-Baydha, Al-Dhale, Amran and Taiz.
The (YNRF) pointed out that its field team documented (12) cases of abduction and enforced disappearance affecting civilians in the provinces of Dhamar, Ibb, Sana’a and Hodeidah. The Houthi militias continue to sell relief aid in the black markets and depriving those who deserve it, forcing 50 families in Amran province to recruit their children in exchange for food baskets.
The report pointed out that, the field team of the (YNRF) monitored (19) raids and searches of citizens’ houses, including (9) cases in Ibb, (3) cases in Sana’a, (3) cases in Dhamar, two cases in Rimah, in addition to two cases in Sa’ada province.
The team also recorded the burning of the house of Ali Ahmed Al-Hababi and theft of his car, in Tarim district, north of Ibb province, amid a large and frightening spread of thefts and robbery of public and private property in various districts of Ibb by Houthi militias.
The report recorded (20) cases of robbery of properties of citizens by Houthi leaders in Ibb during the reporting period, the looting of an expatriate’s house and the assault on women and looting of all holdings of gold, weapons in Dhamar. The report also recorded (49) cases of damage to civilian objects and vehicles including (32) cases of partial damage to the homes of citizens in Hays district in Hodeidah province, as a result of hysterical and indiscriminate shelling of Houthi militias on civilian houses.
The report documented (11) cases of violations affecting hospitals and health sectors, by the Houthi militia. The militia bombed the 22nd of May Hospital in addition to two other health centers in Hodeidah. The Houthi militia closed (8) hospitals in the capital Sana’a, including Sawan Hospital, and White Crescent Hospital , Al-Khazzan Hospital, Al-Salam Specialized Hospital, Magali Hospital, Orthopedic Hospital, Hadda Hospital, Al-Thahabi Hospital. The militia shelled Red Sea Mills in Hodeidah and 3 other gas stations.
The report revealed that, the Houthi rebel militia dismissed (122) educators, including teachers, principals and heads of sections from their work in Sana’a and replaced them with others loyal to the Houthis. The militias changed (9) school principals in Sana’a, replaced them with others loyal to them.
The militia also fired at the teacher Ahmed Al-Humaidi in Al-Jarafa area in Ibb, and issued arbitrary instructions in the educational circles, including the prevention of the absence of any teacher, despite the continued suspension of their salaries.
The report pointed out that the Houthi militias transferred their heavy and medium weapons to populated neighborhoods as well as to mosques in Sana’a, where the militias recently transferred large quantities of weapons to the basement of Al-Salam mosque in Al-Hasaba district in Sana’a.