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Sana’a: Scores of Abductees Tortured, Infected with Skin Diseases

In a press statement, Association of Abductees’ Mothers said there are plenty of Abductees — most of whom are academics, journalists and students — are being imprisoned in the National Security in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sana’a.

According to Association of Abductees’ Mothers, the militia has prevented families from visiting or talking to their loved ones, the abductees.

“They even deprived them of food, medicine, clothes, and blankets,” a mother who was rejected to see her own son said.

The press statement quoted, “Not only did they prevent the sick ones from taking their medicine, but they also locked their mates, who stood by their ill peers, in small individual cells.”

“Due to not being exposed to sun light for months, some of the abductees started to be infected with skin diseases — not to mention the psychological and physical torture they go through,” the statement added.

The Association appealed to human rights activists as well human rights organizations to step in and press on the militia to release the abductees.

Earlier this week, a local human rights organization, called on national and international organizations to visit the Houthi prisons and meet the abductees as to voice their suffering and play a role in giving the abductees their basic and simple rights.

Despite the UN-brokered deal which stipulated prisoners exchange between the Iranian-backed militia and the internationally recognized government in late 2008, the implement of the deal is still impeded, with the warring parties accusing one another of not implementing the deal.


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