921civilian detainees are in prisons of Houthi-Saleh in Yemen’s Hajja: local NGO

921civilian detainees are in prisons of Houthi-Saleh in Yemen’s Hajja: local NGO

 Al-Masdaronline-Yemen, Hajja, Monday, October 24, 2016

 

 

 921 civilians have been detained by Houthi gunmen and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh since the eruption of conflict two years ago in Hajja province northwest Yemen. Said a report by local human rights NGO.

 

The report released by Coalition of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations stated that 412 detainees have been subject to psychological and physical torture including beating with stalks and electric detonators.

 

Most of the detainees are students and 81 cases of torture and abduction, one of the detainees have died under torture while another one got a hemiplegia.  Added the report.

 

Hundreds of civilian detainees have been incarcerated in Houthi prisons and detention centers since Houthis and forces of Saleh took over power in Yemen and overthrown the legitimate government in 2914. 



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