Abductees Mothers Association statement condemning executing nine civilians by Houthi armed group

Abductees’ Mothers Association condemned the executions carried out this morning, September 18th, 2021, by Houthi armed group. The group executed nine civilians from Tahama region after charging them of participating at killing Saleh Al-Samad, a Houthi leader. For three years, the executed civilians had been abducted and forcibly disappeared, and deprived of any family contact and of all their legal rights stated by the constitution and other laws.  

Abductees’ Mothers Association condemns, in the strongest terms, the continues crimes against abductees, including today’s mass executions of;

1-    Abdulmalek Ahmed Mohammed Hameed.
2-    Mohammed Khaled Ali Haij.
3-    Mohammed Ibrahim Ali Al-Qawzi.  
4-    Mohammed Yehiya Mohammed Nouh.  
5-    Ibrahim Mohammed Abdullah Aqel.  
6-    Mohammed Mohammed Ali Al-Mashkhari.  
7-    Abdulaziz Ali Mohammed Al-Aswad.  
8-    Moath Abdulrahman Abdullah Abbas.  
9-    Ali Ali Al-Qawzi.  

The tenth abductee, Ali Abdu Kazaba, died on August 7th, 2019, due to torture he was subjected to.


According to the victims’ statements in court, the confession they made were all coerced. They were subjected to brutal torture and mistreatment, which included; threats of being shot, depriving of sleep for days, burning, electrocution, beating, hanging by one leg and one hand for days, standing on a single leg, and many other terrifying torture methods.  

Abductees’ Mothers Association, thus, hold Houthi armed group completely responsible for the crime of execution, which is considered an imprescriptible war crime. The association demands to stop all political trials in relation to the conflict, and to drop all the execution judgements.  
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association.
September 18th, 2021.