Our abducted and forcibly disappeared sons’ suffering has been multiplying as their detention and disappearance periods have been unlawfully prolonged, and violators continue refusing their release.
On the Human Rights Day, which criminalizes all violations against civilians and compels preserving their dignity, 1267 civilians are still arbitrarily detained and 116 are forcibly disappeared by Houthi armed group. Additionally, Southern Transitional Council holds 39 civilians detained and 38 others forcibly disappeared, whereas the government arbitrarily detains 11 civilians.
Moreover, the detention conditions continue to worsen, especially in regards to the 136 sick abductees documented by the association, who have been subjected to physical and psychological torture and systematic medical negligence.
Therefore, they have contracted chronic diseases and sustained permanent injuries while prisons’ wardens deny them their rights of specialized medical care.
Despite all the promises abductees’ families were given, and implementing a part of Geneva agreement mid-October, hundreds of abductees are still imprisoned while their mothers and children await their freedom and hope they will not be exiled.
At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we demand the United Nations and Security Council to compel all parties to release all abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily arrested persons unconditionally, and to hold perpetrators of abductions and torture accountable for their crimes.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association- December 10th, 2020.