Report: Houthi Militia Responsible for Forcible Disappearance of 2,406 Civilians in Five Years
According to a report by the Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms, the Houthi militia, backed by Iran, has been involved in the forced disappearance of 2,406 civilians. The report covers the period from January 1, 2017, until the middle of 2023 and reveals that among the victims, there were 133 women and 117 children. These incidents took place in 17 different governorates across Yemen.
The Network’s field team diligently documented approximately 2,406 cases of enforced disappearance by the Houthi militia, branding them as acts of terrorism. Shockingly, this number includes 133 women and 117 children, who have all suffered the anguish of being forcibly taken away. Furthermore, the Houthi militia has refused to disclose any information regarding the whereabouts and fate of these individuals.
This damning report is released in commemoration of the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance, held annually on August 30th. It sheds light on the alarming scale of human rights violations perpetrated by the Houthi militia against innocent Yemeni civilians.