Abductees Mothers Association: no breakthrough to implement international conventions regarding case of abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained persons

International conventions regarding the case of our abducted, forcibly disappeared, and arbitrarily detained sons have been ignored one after another with no implementation.

The case has been intentionally derailed
There is no imminent breakthrough to implement Stockholm Agreement and Riyadh Agreement, specifically the terms of abductees and forcibly disappeared persons.

At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we extend, in our rally by OHCHR in Sana’a, to all abducting authorities, namely Houthi armed group, Southern Transitional Council, and the government, the following demands;

1- To unconditionally release all abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained persons who have been arrested based on their political believes, opinions, and affiliations, as a commitment to their duties.
2- To bring the perpetrators of abduction, detention, forced disappearance, and torture crimes to justice.
3- To close down all unofficial and secret prisons in which human rights are violated.
4- To eliminate all checkpoints which are used to unlawfully detain men, women, and children.

In this statement, we stress on the responsibility of the United Nations and Security Council to urge all abducting parties to implement all conventions signed under the auspices of the UN to release all abductees, and to abide by all international conventions and laws. Abductees’ mothers, wives, and children are looking forward for their reunion with their beloved ones.

Issued by Abductees’ Mother Association, Sana’a – July 23rd, 2020