Houthis open fire on Hodeida prison detainees, hide the wounded forcibly – statement

Houthis open fire on Hodeida prison detainees, hide the wounded forcibly – statement

A statement issued by the abductees' mothers in the Hodeida city, west of Yemen, said on Sunday that the Houthis-Saleh forces have opened the fire on dozens of detainees in the prisons, who have been on hunger strike since two weeks.

 

The abductees’ mothers staged a protest in front of the United Nations Office at Hodeida, protesting the incident.

 

The statement pointed out that four of the abductees were severely wounded, and "may die of the injuries, while their fate was still unknown."

 

The security guards of Hunish prison in the Central Security Department opened the fire on Thursday morning April 6th on the barehanded inmates, in a dangerous precedent. The incident led to the injury of: Badr Khaled Murad, Ahmed Ali Yahya Darwish, Mohammed Qasim Mohammed Hariah, and Nurreddin Ali Mazriah”.

 

The injured inmates were taken to a hospital without the knowledge of their families, and their fate is still unknown”. According to the statement.

 

The statement stressed that the prisoners have been carrying out a hunger strike since two weeks, in protest against the prevention of visits to them, the ill treatment, and hiding them from their families, which put their safety and lives in danger.

 

The abductees’ mothers in Hodeida also held the Houthis-Saleh forces responsible for the life and safety of all abductees after this barbaric behavior, which is unacceptable to law, religion and knowledge.

 

They also held the Houthis-Saleh forces responsible for the enforced disappearance and the denial of visitation and the minimum rights such as clean food, clean water and medicine.

 

We demand the speedy and unconditioned release of our sons". Added the statement.

 

The mothers also appealed to the United Nations to intervene quickly to release their sons.

 



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