The death of a released kidnapped, who was severely tortured in al-Houthi prisons in Taiz

The death of a released kidnapped, who was severely tortured in al-Houthi prisons in Taiz


The released kidnaped from the al-Houthi prison in Taiz, Nashwan, Seif, died of the severe torture he was subjected to during his detention.

The Association of Mothers of Abductees in Taiz province condemned the severe torture inflicted on the released kidnapped  "Nashwan Moqbel Seif", which caused his health to deteriorate till his death.

"The kidnapped Nashwan, a marginalized group, was tortured after being kidnapped by the Houthis from a checkpoint in January 2017," The Association of Mothers of Abductees said in a statement in a protest on Wednesday morning.

The association added  that the Houthis detained the kidnapped Nashwan in al-Saleh prison for three consecutive months, and then transferred him to Ibb province, and released him in September 2018, but he continued to suffer the traces of torture he suffered in their jails until he died on Monday 29 April 2019.

According to the statement, the kidnapped Nashwan was  subjected to for electric shocks, beating on the kidneys with iron tools, and castrated him, and spray him with incendiary materials, causing severe wounds and sores, resulting in the deterioration of his health condition and the incidence of liver cirrhosis and kidney failure, as a result of infection and chronic dehydration and neglect of treatment of recurrent infections.

The kidnapped Nashwan one of the marginalized people in the Houthi prisons, and the association has monitored “12” kidnapping case, two of which have died of torture, while four others are still forcibly concealed.

The association, in its stance today, in which the families of the abductees of the marginalized group in the al-Houthi armed group prisons participated, and held Houthis  full responsibility for the death of the kidnapped  "Nashwan Moqbel Saif" and held Houthis  responsible for the safety of all abductees and forcibly hidden in their jails.

The Association of Mothers of Abductees called on the United Nations and the Security Council to take the necessary measures to protect abducted and forcibly hidden persons, to enable them to have their natural and just human rights and to promptly release them unconditionally, and to punish those responsible for their abduction, concealment and torture.


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