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Abductees’ Mothers Association: Two Suspected COVID-19 Infections inside Houthi-run Prison

Republican Yemen

Abductees’ Mothers Association said it has been informed of two abductees being suspected to contract coronavirus inside the Houthi-run Central Security Prison in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.

The association asserted the two abductees are in critical health conditions, expressing concerns and fears for the safety of all the abductees being held in the rebel-held facility.

“Abductees’ mothers have been living in grim worries and fears for the lives and safety of their abducted and forcibly disappeared sons who have illegally and unfairly spent more than four years at prisons,” it said in a statement.

The rights group demanded the immediate release of all “abductees, detainees, and forcibly disappeared persons.”

In April, a UN-mandated group of experts called on the warring parties in war-torn Yemen to release detainees and political prisoners, for they are greatly vulnerable and exposed to the novel COVID-19 virus.

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