Crimes and Violations

An abductee who was recently released by Houthis died of his wounds

Republican Yemen

After 14 days of being released from Houthi-run prisons, Mansour Ali Yahya Al Quahali died on Sunday in Amran governorate, north of Yemen.

Al Quahali’s family said he was in a critical health situation when he was released due to enduring cruel torture inside Houthi prisons.

Mansour Ali Yahya Al Quahali was abducted at a checkpoint run by the militia in Dhamar governorate as he was heading to the oil-rich province of Marib, which is controlled by Yemen’s internationally recognized government, according to his family.

“He was held in prison in Dhamar for two months then he was moved to Amran where he was subject to severe physical and psychological torture,” a family member spoke on condition of anonymity.

Last September, the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) said it had documented about 170 deaths of torture in Houthi-run prisons, including 9 children and two women.

Reports say the Iran-backed Houthi militias keep thousands of detainees in their prisons, most of whom are journalists, activists, and political opponents.

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