It has been reported to us, at Abductees’ Mothers Association in Aden, that the health of our abducted sons detained at Be’er Ahemd Prison had severly deteriorated and they had repeatedly fallen unconscious due to their continuous hunger strike.
After three years of illegal abduction and detention, Public Prosecution ordered the release of 6 abductees. Yet, the orders have not been carried out. Legal processing of the other abductees have postponed. For more than three years, Abductees’ Mothers Association has documented 38 cases of forced disappearance, and 56 cases of arbitrary arrest inside Be’er Ahmed Prison. On December 12th, Human Rights Watch published a report stating that there have 40 cases of arbitrary arrest and detention since the armed conflict between government forces and Southern Transitional Council forces in August and September.
We, at Abductees’ Mothers Association, demand the government to carry out its legal duties and release all the abductees who had be exonerated, and all the other arbitrary detainees. We call upon Pro-Legitimacy Coalition committee responsible for implementing Jeddah Agreement to include forced disappearance and abduction victims as a priority in the preparations of appointing a new security administration in Aden in order to end abductees’ and our suffering.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden
December 14th, 2019