New report: Houthi Militia commits 2,158 cases of abduction against citizens in Dhamar

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September Net

Iran-backed Houthi militia committed a number of 2,158 cases of abduction and enforced disappearance against civilians in Yemen’s central province Dhamar, a new human rights report revealed.

The report, issued by Shomool Organization for Media and Human rights, said the militia carried out those violations against citizens from December 2014 to December 2019.

The report mentioned that, before most of civilians were abducted and forcibly hidden, the Houthi militia conducted house raidings, shooting fire inside homes and assaulting the victims.

Women and children were terribly terrorized by the militia brutality while storming the houses and shooting gunfire inside them, the report said.

Some of the abductees and enforcedly disappeared persons suffer chronic diseases while many are in life-threatening conditions due to the systematic and brutal torture and inhuman treatment they have been enduring inside the Houthi militia’s prisons, according to the report.

It pointed out that cases of abduction and forcible hidden targeted mostly the militia’s political opponents and people who the militia suspects their loyalty.

These violations were committed in the second place at checkpoints, from which Houthi militia practices kidnapping and forcibly hiding people, blackmailing and imposing levies on them by force of arms since the rebels took over the province, the report noted.


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