Today, we rally by Ma’asheeq Presidential Palace to make our voices heard by the recently-appointed government, headed by Prime Minister, Mu’een Abdulmalek, and all competent authorities to demand uncovering the fate of 39 civilians who have been forcibly disappeared by Security Belt forces in Aden for four years, and carrying out the legal process of 39 arbitrarily arrested civilians held at Be’er Ahmed Prison.
It has been noticed that no actions regarding their case were take on ground. We fear that their freedom might be at permanent risk as we are faced by complete silence from the government and excluding the case from Riyadh Agreement and the government’s agenda, whose appointment gave families the hope of saving and safely reuniting with their relatives.
At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we call upon the government to uncover the fate of forcibly disappeared persons, and grant the arbitrarily arrested individuals their legal rights. We, also, hold it responsible for their lives and safety.
We call upon all human rights organizations to stand by our fair demands to bring the perpetrators of forced disappearance and torture to justice in order to be held accountable for their actions, and to end the illegal violations against civilians.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden. January 12th, 2021