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Yemeni Report Accuses Houthis of Committing over 25,000 Rights Violations in Sanaa

Yemeni Report Accuses Houthis of Committing over 25,000 Rights Violations in Sanaa

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 - 09:30
Houthi militants in Sanaa. (Reuters)

A Yemeni human rights report revealed that the Iran-backed Houthi militias have committed over 25,000 violations against residents in Sanaa since 2017.

Abdul-Ghani Jamil, deputy governor of Sanaa, confirmed that the report shows that Houthi hostilities are growing and voiced his surprise towards the silence of the international humanitarian organizations.

He called on United Nations and concerned global humanitarian groups to press Houthis into halting their violations of the rights of civilians. He also urged they mobilize to hold human rights criminals accountable.

Speaking to reporters and activists, Jamil urged relaying the voices of victims and baring the true nature of the terrorist militias.

According to the report, abuses committed by Houthis against residents of Sanaa since 2017 range from killings, injuries, torture, arrests, looting of public and private property, child recruitment.

The report pointed out that the total violations amounted to 25,714 this year, adding that the most serious crimes committed were cases of direct shooting and murder under torture, reaching 274 accounts.

The cases of injuries caused by torture amounted to 105 cases, including nine cases of total paralysis and five cases of partial paralysis. Brutal torture caused amnesia in seven cases monitored by the report.

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