721 Yemeni travelers died while passing through security checkpoints, report says

Republican Yemen

About 721 Yemeni travelers died while passing security checkpoints from 2014 to 2021, according to a report released by a rights group.

Rights Radar, a non-government organization, said in its report ‘Death Checkpoints’ security checkpoints are supposed to ensure safety for travelers, not to become places for killing and kidnapping based on identity and affiliations.

According to the 125-page report, Al Bayda province, which is under the control of the Houthis, is the most province to witness human rights violations, with 2,521 abuses, including 94 killings, 119 injuries, 915 abductions and torture, 180 cases of looting, illegal collection of royalties, damage to vehicles, 1,209 cases of restricting movement and 4 cases of obstructing humanitarian.

Rights Radar said the report covered “abuses against travelers and drivers at checkpoints and barriers established by Houthi militia and its former ally, Ali Saleh, in 19 governorates, including southern governorates and parts of northern governorates.”


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