Rasd Coalition, the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV), said on Saturday there are as many as 20000 detainees hed in 790 Houthi-run prisons in several governates under the control of Houthis.
The Yemeni coalition, in a virtual seminar entitled Human Rights in Yemen amid coronavirus pandemic, also shed light on a number of 7000 children who have been recruited by the Houthi militias and pushed into front lines.
The rights group also said it has documented an estimated 6000 unsuspecting civilians who have been killed, injured, or maimed as a result of land mines laid by the Iran-aligned insurgents.
Executive manager of YCMHRV Mutaher Albathgi noted that Yemen is witnessing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, accusing the rebels’ actions and violations of playing a great role in worsening the crisis.
Murad Al-Gharati, President of Tamkeen for Human Rights, said the Houthi group has committed 150000 violations including killing arbitrary arrests, forcible disappearance, blowing up homes, recruiting children, assaulting minorities and diverting food aid for their fighters and loyalists.
Last March YCMHRV, in cooperation with and the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen, organized a sit-in in Geneva condemning violations committed against women and children by the Houthi militia.
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