Houthi militia commits 7,126 violations in Taiz during past six years
A recent human rights report revealed that the Houthi rebel militia has committed more than 7,000 violations against citizens in Al-Shaqab district of Sabra in southern Taiz province, over the past six years.
The report issued by the Human Rights, Development and Monitoring Committee in Taiz province confirmed that it recorded 7126 cases of violation and human and material damage to the civilian population and public and private property in Al-Shaqab area by the Houthi militia coup between September 9, 2015, and June 2020.
According to the report, during the same period, there were 56 extrajudicial killings, including 10 children, 8 women and 38 men, all unarmed civilians.
The number of cases of physical injuries as a result of shelling and sniping by the Houthi militia, including 52 children, 52 women and 124 men, caused permanent disability of 5 women and 6 men.
According to the report, 15 civilians were killed and 12 others injured, including five women.
The Houthi militia abduction of civilians amounted to 32 cases, including 2 civilians on the basis of political affiliation, 6 educational persons, 19 workers and 3 farmers.
The violations included physical abuse and torture inside the prisons, which resulted in 4 cases, while the toll of forced displacement reached 94 families.
According to the report, the Houthi militia forced 600 families to flee the area, noting that more than 719 violations of the country’s material damage and losses were caused by the Houthi militia.
According to the report, the Houthi militia in the area committed numerous violations on public and private property, damaging the electricity grid, poles and meters and destroying 2 mosques and a school.
The report documented more than 513 Katyusha rockets and more 2,976 mortar shells and 245 rocket-propelled grenades and 176 B-10 missiles, and a number of artillery shells fired by Houthi militias on homes and property of citizens in Al-Shaqab area, killing and injuring dozens of civilians and demolishing dozens of houses.
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