A Human Rights Report Titled “Medical Neglect Quietly Kills in Yemeni Prisons”

A human rights report titled “Medical Neglect Quietly Kills in Yemeni Prisons” has been released by the Justice for Yemen Pact in collaboration with the Abductees Mothers Association. The report highlighted the documented personal freedom violations in 2022, as reported in their seventh annual report. It revealed “442” cases of arbitrary detention, “56” cases of enforced disappearance, and “33” cases of torture and ill-treatment in various governorates, including Sana’a, Hodeida, Dhamar, Ibb, Hajjah, Amran, Aden, Shabwa, Lahj, and Ma’rib.

The report emphasized that medical negligence leading to death is a recurring pattern of behavior employed by all violators in the detention facilities used to imprison and conceal their opponents.


In conclusion, the report provided recommendations, including:

  1. Providing information about unsafe prison conditions to local authorities and pressuring them to address deficiencies, similar to the initiative taken by the Abductees’ Mothers Association in holding a meeting with officials in Ma’rib regarding political security.
  2. Urging the Houthi group to cease the application of the death penalty against human rights defenders and activists, citing the recent case of Fatima Al-Arwali.

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