Forced disappearance is criminalized by the law and human rights. Yet, 38 individuals from Aden have been forcibly disappeared for 5 years.
They were unlawfully abducted and no one has a clue of their fate.
Families have been prohibited from visiting and checking on their relatives.
The mother of Helmi and Hussien, two forcibly disappeared brothers, kept looking for her sons everywhere, despite being seriously ill. However, she died before seeing her sons.
At Abductees’ Mothers Association in Aden, we hold Southern Transitional Council responsible for the lives and safety of all our forcibly disappeared sons, and demand to immediately uncover their fate and release them.
We call upon all human rights organizations, locally and internationally, to take serious actions to support the case of forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained persons until they are all released.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden.
August 31st, 2020