' Rights Radar ' calls for UN action to rescue detainees in UAE jails in Aden

' Rights Radar ' calls for UN action to rescue detainees in UAE jails in Aden

The Netherlands-based foundation for human rights in the Arab world, Rights Radar (RR), called on the United Nations to urgently intervene and stop the killing of detainees and journalists in Yemen, which reached a very serious level amid the silence of the United Nations.

Rights Radar demanded the special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, Martin Griffith, to include the issue of detainees and journalists of Yemen in his next briefing to the UN Security Council scheduled for next week, and to include these issues in all his diplomatic meetings and discussions with the parties concerned in the Yemeni issue. These issues also need to be included in the report of the Human Rights Council’s Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen scheduled to be submitted to the Human Rights Council during the current session in Geneva.

Rights Radar monitored the killing of 121 detainees under brutal torture in the detention camps of the Houthi group and the UAE forces in Yemen, where 28 detainees were confirmed dead in the prisons of the UAE forces in southern Yemen, while the rest died in the Houthi prisons in several northern provinces. Three detainees were killed under torture during the first week of June 2018 in a detention camp run by UAE forces in the district of Bir Ahmad in the southern province of Aden. The killed detainees are Mohammed Saleh Fadhl, Remi Ali al-Shoraji, and Muhammad al-Hajji, after they spent more than two years in UAE detention. The UAE forces operate around 18 secret detention centers in Aden and Hadramout provinces, Southern Yemen, where detainees are subjected to the worst types of brutal torture by regular and modern torture tools, according to testimonies of former detainees.


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