Abductees Mothers Association rally statement in Aden

While Covid-19 continues to spread around the globe, the whole world, including Yemen, takes the necessary measures to stop the outbreak, and despite the repeated calls of UN Secretary-General and OHCHR to release abductees and detainees, we remain in constant fear for the lives of 40 forcibly disappeared persons of our sons and 42 other arbitrary detainees held at Be’er Ahmed Prison.

We call upon the government, Supreme Judicial Council, and Attorney General to urgently take the needed actions to release the arbitrary arrested. We, also, condemn ignoring Attorney General’s 7th decree of 2020 regarding the temporary release of all abductees and granting district attorneys exceptional authorities, due to Covid-19 pandemic, to release inmates, arbitrary detained, and forcibly disappeared persons, whom had been unlawfully arrested and not charged.

 We hold the Attorney General, Judicial Council, and Be’er Ahmed Prison Administration for the lives and safety of all abductees. We, also, call upon the UN Secretary-General, OHCHR, IRC, and all human rights organizations to seriously create the required pressure on the competent authorities to save our abducted, detained, and forcibly disappeared sons.

We call upon the committee formed by Arab Coalition to make a greater effort to save our abducted sons before the outbreak of Covid-19 in Yemen.

Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden – April 6th, 2020