Alsahwah.net- A Human Right Watch officer
Abdul-Rashid Al-Faqih has called to investigate crimes committed by the Houthi
group in Saada, urging to form an independent committee.
He told the state-run Al-Jumhoriah newspaper that he visited three persons who
are in a Sana'a hospital, indicating that they were brutally tortured by the
Houthi grop in Saada.
He said that the three persons were captured
from their homes last Thursday, were held in solitary confinements and they
were only released after they pledged to not participate in any political, cultural
or social activities.
"We receive many calls from
Saada governorate in which residents complaints of violations and repressions
carried out by the Houthi group.
A rights group, Hood, that visited
the persons said that their conditions are very deteriorated and that they were
transferred to hospitals.
Hood said it will issue a report
about tortures practiced by the Houthi group.
For its part, Raqeeb human rights
organization denounced torturing of the four persons, affirming that the Houthi
group used to torture protesters in Sana'a.
Raqeeb said that these violations are
systemically carried out on basis of sectarianism.
It called President Abdu Rabo Mansour
Hadi and the interim government to shoulder their responsibilities and protect
civilians in Saada, demanding to form an investigation committee to probe
violations committed by the group.
It further appealed to local and
international human rights groups to put pressures on the Houthi group and
force it to end its violations.
Meanwhile, the state-run Al-Jumhoria
Newspaper reported on Saturday that the group seeks to recruit Yemeni
independent youth in Sana'a and Taiz with the aim of fighting in Saada,
pointing out that it offered salaries of YR70,000 a month.
Houthi group stormed on Thursday
schools in Kahlan Al-Sharaf of Hajja governorate , held students and forced
them to read their own manuals.
Local sources told Alsahwah.net that
the fighters positioned on a top of a mountain , pointing out that the
residents repelled them and forced them to withdraw.
The group carries outan arrest campaign against of local residents
of Saada governorate for unknown reasons, local sources said.
The sources affirmed that scores of
Houthi fighters and armed vehicles stormed a village in Saada and took
residents to unknown places.
According to locals, the residents
were arrested as they were affiliated to political sides that contradict the
Houthi militants threatened residents
of areas after media outlets started to release news stories about violations
practiced by the Houthi group.
Media sources have stated the Houthi
group conducted last in late May an arrest campaign against activists,
politicians, teachers, students as well as football players in Saada.
Akhbar Alyawam newspaper quoted an
officer of an international human rights group operating in Yemen as saying
that he had information about torture and violations practiced in private
prisons of the Houthi group against its oppositionists.