Human rights report accuses Houthis of committing 6 thousand 500 violations against civilians in Dhamar

Human rights report accuses Houthis of committing 6 thousand 500 violations against civilians in Dhamar

A report issued on Wednesday by a human rights organization in Dhamar city, central Yemen, accused the militants of the Houthi group and the forces loyal to ex-president Saleh of committing 6 thousand 500 violations against civilian people during the past year.

 

The report, which was conducted by Nahdhat Watan organization, stated that the violations included murder, injuring, forced abducting and disappearing, torture, looting, planting landmines, recruiting children, and storming the houses, public and private establishments, political parties’ offices, charitable societies, and worshiping houses.

 

The report also accused the Houthis of establishing private prisons and recruitment camps, and setting up new checkpoints.

 

The report added that the Houthis also committed 69 cases of outlaw arbitrary killings, including the murder of four children and one woman, in addition to 15 murder cases murder, most notably the assassination of the president of Islah Party Hassan Mohamed al Yaari and four leaders of the party.

 

The report also revealed that 749 children under 18 years old were recruited in the ranks of the Houthis.

 

The Houthis also arrested 737 civilians, and committed 183 violations of psychological and physical torture, including five deaths under torture, as well as 27 cases of forced disappearances. According to the report.

 



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