A new report conducted by a human rights office, based in the rebel-held capital Sana’a, turned today the spotlight on violations committed by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
According to the report entitled Death Cells, 3602 cases of violations ranging from enforced disappearance, abduction, and torture of prisoners were documented between the period of January 2018 to July 2019.
The cases of violations documented by the report were listed as follows:
24 cases of death under torture in Houthi-run incarcerations.
918 cases of prisoner torture.
2221 cases of abduction.
334 cases of enforced disappearance.
The report also demanded the international community and organizations to step in and salvage the lives of 30 detainees who were sentenced to death by the Houthi militia.
Chairman of the human rights office Fahmi Alzubairi stressed on the significant role the media could play in exposing the violations and crimes committed by the Houthi militia and called on the international organizations to condemn the death penalty against activists and political opponents.