Government: 14,000, 220 dead, 31 thousand wounded by Houthi bullets since they took control of Sanaa

Government: 14,000, 220 dead, 31 thousand wounded by Houthi bullets since they took control of Sanaa

Human Rights Minister Mohamed Askar said 14, 000 Yemenis have been killed and another 31,000 injured by al-Houthi bullets and mines since September 2014, when the Houthis took control of the capital, Sanaa.

At the seminar organized by the Ministry on the sidelines of the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Askar said that among the dead were 1,500 children and 865 women, and that the deaths caused by the Houthi mines amounted to 1,000 and 539, and the wounded a and 413.

Ben added that the cases of arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance amounted to 21,000 and 706, of which 3,000 and 486 remain in the Houthi prisons, while 2,000 and 875 were subjected to cruel treatment and torture, causing the death of 86 under torture.

Violations against journalists and media workers had reached 627, and 30 journalists had been killed, arrested and tortured, in addition to violations against satellite channels, newspapers and sites that had been closed and their contents looted.

Minister Askar noted that the report of the Group of Experts of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Yemen was biased and lacked impartiality and omitted the violations committed by the Houthis.


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