Hundreds of innocent civilians have been abducted and forcibly hidden for four years both at southern and northern areas of the country. These abductees have been tortured in prisons and let down by human rights organizations.
More than 1800 individuals have been abducted and forcibly hidden by Houthi armed group, 450 of them have been in prison for four years. There are 106 detainees and forcibly hidden individuals who have been abducted by military and security organizations in Aden, 26 of them have been forcibly hidden for three years. Families have been impatiently and hopefully waiting to stop the misery they are suffering in the absence of their loved ones. Abductees’ careers have been shattered, their health has deteriorated. They have defenselessly been put in grave danger.
In our protesting rally by the UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights office, we, Abductees’ Mothers Association, hold Houthi armed group in Sana’a and military and security organizations in Aden fully responsible for the lives and safety of our sons. We call upon the United Nations and the OHCHR to create the necessary pressure to release all abductees and forcibly hidden individuals, and to end this prolonging suffering. We, also, call upon all Yemenis to stand by our cause to save and release the abductees, and to use the needed pressure socially and legally to see them free as freedom is their natural right.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Sana’a
November 17th, 2019