Local human rights organization holds UN envoy to Yemen responsible for safety of detainees
7/22/2019 7:55:00 PM
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Alsahwa Net- Members of local human rights organizations said that the UN and its special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths must be accountable to safety of detainees in the Houthis-run prison.
The human rights defenders pronounced this during a sit-in they staged in Marib, east Yemen, on Sunday 21 July 2019 in solidarity with the 30 detained activists who were ruled to death by a Houthis-run court in Sana’a on 9 July 2019.
Human rights defenders who took part in the sit-in have released a joint statement where they said that the UN is accountable to lives of detainees in the Houthis-run prison because the UN failed to implement the UNSC resolutions on Yemen and the Stockholm agreement which both call for release of all detainees and prisoners.
They also held the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths accountable to the death penalty taken by the Houthis against the 30 detained activists as he took no concrete actions to halt implementation of the capital sentence.
The human rights defenders called on President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi and the government to do their job towards citizens’ protection and that Yemen diplomatic missions must expose the Houthis’ crimes to the world. They explained that the Houhis-affiliated militants arrest civilians from home, arbitrary detain them and torture them with no legal justification for such abuses.