Yemeni human rights NGO: Houthis commit 2726 violations in Sanaa

Houthi militants forced 401 families to flee their homes and villages. (File/AFP)
Updated 23 August 2019

Yemeni human rights NGO: Houthis commit 2726 violations in Sanaa

  • The militants forced 162 children to join their ranks
  • Shohood organization asked the international community to end Houthi violations

DUBAI: Houthi militants committed 2,726 human rights violations across Sanaa during the first half of 2019, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

The report which was released by “Shohood,” an organization for human rights in Yemen, stated that 19 people were killed, 29 injured, 226 abducted and 110 tortured in the specified time period.

It added that 162 children under the legal age were forcefully recruited into the Houthi military.

The reported added that were also 238 cases of intimidation committed against women and children during house breaks.

The militants also displaced 401 families and forced the migration of 388 individuals from their homes and villages.

Houthis committed 1,113 offences against property, including house break-ins, the theft of land and burglary from shops and businesses.

The militia also committed 724 group punishments by creating several checkpoints and military training bases near civilian areas.

The organization called for the international community to take quick measures to end the Houthi violations.


Scores of civilians tortured to death in Houthi prisons in Yemen

The report documented 170 deaths - including nine children - from September 2014 to December 2018 in jails run by the Iran-backed militia. (File/AFP)
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Scores of civilians tortured to death in Houthi prisons in Yemen

  • The report highlighted 455 cases of torture committed by the Houthis
  • Houthis were responsible for the disappearance of more than 3,500 people

DUBAI: Scores of civilians, including women, children and the elderly have been tortured to death in Houthi prisons over four years, a human rights organization has revealed.

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations documented 170 deaths - including nine children - from September 2014 to December 2018 in jails run by the Iran-backed militia.

The report, which was revealed at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, in Geneva, Switzerland also highlighted 455 cases of torture committed by the Houthis.

It was revealed last week that the Houthis were also responsible for the disappearance of more than 3,500 people in the same time period.

Those missing include 64 children, 15 women and 72 elderly people.