"Mothers of abductees", criticizes government's position on expert report and calls on it to contribute to justice for victims

"Mothers of abductees", criticizes government's position on expert report and calls on it to contribute to justice for victims

The Association of Mothers of Abductees and Forcibly Disappeared criticized the government's position on the report of prominent international experts of the Human Rights Council, calling it a "distinction with the perpetrators of violations and criminals who kidnapped, tortured and killed hundreds of Yemenis in various Governorates.

The president of the Association of Mothers of Abductees, Amat al-Salam al-Hajj, said on Saturday that the legitimate government is dealing with the experts' report from a purely political point of view, while it is supposed to deal with it in accordance with the humanitarian dimension and national responsibility towards the victims of the war sparked by the Houthis on September 21, 2014.

Earlier this month, the High Commissioner for Human Rights handed over the second report of the year on violations committed by the parties to the conflict in Yemen, which included accusations of abuses committed by the UAE, the Houthis, the government and the coalition, including murder. Torture, detention, enforced disappearance, rape and sexual torture of Yemenis in Sana'a, Aden and other provinces.

Al-Hajj added in a special statement to "Al-Masdar Online" that the experts' report for the past year was unsuccessful in several cases of violations that it did not address, and the government has taken a position on it and did not cooperate with the team in its current report.

The Yemeni government and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have refused to cooperate with the Panel of Experts mandated by the Human Rights Council, as its 2018 report, The First Group, condemns the coalition for violating international humanitarian law in dozens of air strikes that have killed Hundreds of civilians were wounded.

Al-Hajj explained that the current expert report presented at the current Session of the Human Rights Council is strong and contains violations and crimes that have been documented for the first time, and they have taken previous observations, which have made the report good and can be based on it to further hold human rights violators accountable.

The President of the Association of Mothers of Abductees referred to some of the remarks made by the Association to the experts recently, concerning the report not asking the parties to the conflict to disclose the hidden and demand their release, and did not contain recommendations for compensation for the victims.

Al-Hajj pointed out that the bombing of places of detention and prisons should take more space in the details of the report, and that a clause for the ongoing deaths in prisons should be singled out, in addition to the importance of clarifying the characterization with regard to the de facto authorities, and that the term Houthi group should be used as clearer.

She was surprised by the government's position and its failure to deal positively with the latest report, despite the fact that it contained most of the violations committed by all parties, stressing the need for government cooperation and support for the renewal of the team's mandate, and work to implement the report's recommendations regarding the adoption of an international mechanism to hold violators accountable. Human rights in Yemen.

The Yemeni government rejects the findings of the latest expert report, although it contains many convictions and evidence that includes violations and war crimes committed by Houthi militias and other pro-Emirati militias in Yemen, and the government justifies this by not including the report for many violations of the Houthis. to prevent the politicization of the file of human rights violations.

The government, represented by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, is currently leading intensive efforts to prevent the renewal of the mandate of the Group of Experts and to prevent any accountability mechanism or investigation of violations and war crimes committed by the warring parties, led by the Houthi militias controlling Sana'a and militias loyal to the Emirates in Aden.

Over the past few days, the Minister of Human Rights and the Under-Secretary of State have met with ambassadors and officials of international and international organizations in an effort to convince the member states of the Human Rights Council not to renew the mandate of the group of experts and to limit themselves to the investigations conducted by the National Committee, which is formed by  President Hadi, who experts say does not adopt an international and legal mechanism in its work, and cannot achieve high degrees of credibility, transparency and impartiality in its work as it is subordinate to the government and is a key player in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

The latest expert report revealed violations and serious crimes amounting to war crimes, she said that the UAE forces committed them in secret detention camps at al-Buraiqa military base and Assab air base, and included new information on the murders and executions committed by armed formations affiliated with UAE in addition to sexual crimes and individual and mass rapes, the Iranian-backed Houthi militias and the UAE-backed transitional militias accused of committing them in Sanaa and Aden.

Al-Masdar online published a series of reports that included a summary of the crimes and violations committed by the parties to the conflict, including the mystery of Saleh's death, the torture and abduction of women by the Houthi and pro-Emirati transitional militias, torture and torture, some of them being raped, as well as cases and crimes of torture. It was carried out by Emirati officers at al-Buraiqa and Assab al-Erteria base, massacres and executions committed by Houthi militias during the invasion of Aden’s and southern provinces four years ago.


Print Send