Abductees Mothers Association calls to save their sons held at Beer Ahmed Prison after health deterioration amidst COVID-19 breakout

A report, received by Abductees’ Mothers Association, stated that the medical conditions of the abductees held at Be’er Ahmed Prison in Aden have severely deteriorated, as all of them suffer the same symptoms which included; shortness of breath, fever, joint pain, and loss of smell and taste senses.


Their medical conditions have worsened daily, leading to the blackout of many due to high fever.  

The association has previously documented the case of 40 detainees held at Be’er Ahmed Prison, and taken the statements which claimed that there had been at least 117 detainees held at the same prison around the middle of last July.


The detention conditions are horrible, and the specialized medical care is non-existent. Moreover, families are not allowed to provide their detained relatives with medications.


The medications provided by the prison administration are merely painkillers without any medical examinations or reports.

At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we hold Security Belt Forces, controlled by the Southern Transitional Council, and the administration of Be’er Ahmed Prison responsible for the lives and medical conditions of our arbitrarily detained sons, especially during these times of COVID-19 outbreak.  

We call upon the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently intervene and pressuring to allow our arbitrarily detained sons to have the necessary medical examinations, mainly COVID-19 checks, and provide the needed medications under the observation of specialized medical team, as their medical condition is critical and cannot be ignored.  
We, also, call upon the international community to support the abductees and the arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared persons, protect their legal and human rights, and take serious actions for to release them.  
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden.  
August 22nd, 2021.