Over 14,000 civilians killed by Houthi militia in 4 years

Houthi terrorist militia has killed 14,000 Yemeni civilians, according to Bassem Al-Absi, member of the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations. (File/AFP)
Updated 18 September 2019

Over 14,000 civilians killed by Houthi militia in 4 years

  • Al-Abdi said that the Houthi militia attacked state facilities, destroying infrastructure and private and public properties

DUBAI: The Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia has killed 14,000 Yemeni civilians, according to Bassem Al-Absi, member of the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (Rasd coalition).

Al-Absi made the remarks in a speech he delivered to the Human Rights Council’s meeting in Geneva, stressing that the humanitarian situation in Yemen was becoming increasingly tense as Houthi militia members continued to take control of the capital, seeking to open new battlefronts throughout Yemen.

“During the four years since the coup, the militia has killed more than 14,000 civilians, including children, women and elderly people, by sniping, planting mines, illegal executions and death under torture, and there are more than 3,500 detainees in militia prisons,” he said.

Al-Abdi said that the Houthi militia attacked state facilities, destroying infrastructure and private and public properties, blowing up houses and places of worship, and violating childhood through conscription, killing, mutilation and depriving children of education and health, which disrupts the development process and contradicts the Human Rights Council’s objectives of promoting the right to sustainable development.

He called on the Human Rights Council to exert further efforts to pressure the militia to implement the council’s resolutions on Yemen, especially Resolution No. 2216, as well as to abide by the principles of international humanitarian law and human rights conventions, stop attacks against residents and civilian objects, and stop the planting of mines.


Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

Updated 28 min 29 sec ago

Jordan set for third phase of public sector work resumption

  • Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week

DUBAI: Jordan’s third phase of work resumption in the public sector will begin next week, state news agency Petra reported.
Public institutions should be ready to receive all employees over the entire week, the report added, citing the Civil Service Bureau President Sameh Al-Nasser.
Some employees will be asked not to work from the office, such as those who have medical records, pregnant and breastfeeding, Al-Nasser added.
He also urged workers to comply with the precautionary measures set by the Ministry of Health and relevant authorities.