Houthis commit over 700 human rights abuses in one month

Houthis commit over 700 human rights abuses in one month

Alsahwa Net- The Houthis militants have committed 756 human rights abuses during one month in a number of their held governorates, a new human rights report said.

The reported human rights abuses included murder, arbitrary detention, forcible disappearance and the use of landmines.

The report which was prepared by the Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms covered human rights abuses carried out by the Houthis between 10 December 2018 to 10 January 2020.

The report indicated that the Houthis militia continued bombing residential areas using shells and missiles.

The murder crimes reached 46 cases among them seven women and 13 children, according to the report.

It said that 17 civilians were killed by landmines blasts.

Eight people were shot to death while in detention or during arbitrary detention.

The Houthis-held Ibb governorate came on top among other governorates with 13 death cases.

Al-Dhal’a came the second with seven death cases, followed by Al-Jawf and Hodeida with six death cases per each.

Four reported death cases took place in Taiz which is under the Houthis-siege since 2015.

Other six death cases took place in Al-Baida and Dhamar with three victims per each, the report said.

The capital Sana’a saw two death cases by the Houthis militants during the same period, the report said.

The number of abduction and arbitrary detention reached 151 cases among them seven children and seven women.

The report said that 32 illegal detainees were forcibly disappeared.

The Houthis-government dismissed 63 state servants and replaced them with their affiliates, the report said.

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