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320 Women Held in Houthi-run Incarcerations

In a statement at Warsaw Conference hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington Human Right Minister Mohammed Askar said that as many as 320 women remain held behind the bars of Houthi-run prisons over baseless charges, state news agency Saba reported on Friday.

“320 women are being held in incarcerations under the control of Houthi rebels. The government and the National Community are working to get them out of prisons,” Askar said.

He added that Yemen’s internationally recognized government fully support UN Resolution 1325 on women and peace.

Askar held Houthis accountable for violations and crimes committed against women in areas under their control and called on the international human rights organization to practice pressure on the militia to release the female prisoners.

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