Crimes and Violations

1635 cases of severe torture in Houthi-run prisons: rights group

Republican Yemen

Rasd Coalition, known as the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV), said it documented 1635 cases of abductees being subject to severe torture in Houthi-controlled prisons.

“YCMHRV documented the cases of (1635) abductees who were subjected to all forms of psychological and physical torture and ill-treatment by the Houthis, including (190) children, (33) women, and (78) elderly people in 17 Yemeni governorates,” the rights group said on Twitter.

According to the rights group, some of the abductees were subject to cruel, inhumane psychological torture resulting in death or permanent disabilities.

Some of the abductees were “totally or partially paralyzed while others suffered from chronic diseases, amnesia, and visual and hearing disabilities,” YCMHRV added.

Rasd Coalition said it documented 208 cases of abductees who had been “exposed to the most severe torture resulting in death, including (8) children, (9) women and (15) elderly, some of whom died in prison under torture while others died due to deliberate medical negligence.”

YCMHRV provided detailed statistics on cases of torture in different provinces under the control of the Houthis.

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