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Houthi tortured rivals: Amnesty

Houthi militants stand guard near a gathering held by Houthi loyalists in Yemen's capital Sanaa, in this March 9, 2016 photo. (REUTERS)
LONDON: Houthi militias have carried out a wave of arrests of their opponents in Yemen, seizing them at gunpoint and torturing some, rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
An examination of 60 cases in the report showed a pattern of “arbitrary arrests” and “enforced disappearances” by the Houthis. The rights group says the Houthi clampdown is part of the militias’ campaign to defeat opposition in areas of Yemen under its control.
Incidents that took place in Sanaa, Taiz, Ibb and Hodeidah between December 2014 and March 2016 show that detainees included opposition figures, rights activists, journalists and academics.

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