Abductees Experiencing Harsh Detention Conditions in Houthi Prisons

Abductees Experiencing Harsh Detention Conditions in Houthi Prisons

Paris – The Francophone Association for Human Rights has received testimonies from abductees families at the Political Security Prison in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. The families claim that their sons have been subjected to horrific abuses by the prison administration controlled by the Houthi group.

Dozens of abductees are forcibly detained in the Political Security Prison in Sanaa; mostly academics, journalists and students, under harsh conditions. They are subjected to physical and psychological torture, including denying them visitation rights, as well as seizing their personal items such as medicine, blankets and clothes.

According to the abductees’ families, the prison administration deprives those abducted of medicine and treatment when needed, chain them and deny them access to the prison yard for sun exposure for several months, leading to the deterioration of their health.

The AFDH calls on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to carry out its responsibilities to halt the appalling violations against those abducted in prisons controlled by the Houthi group in various parts of Yemen, especially in the Political Security Prison in Sanaa.

The abductees in Yemen have experienced physical and mental abuse in the prisons run by the Houthis. AFDH calls for the release of the abductees, who have been deprived of their civil and political rights for so long, and detained illegally.

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