In Aden, Abductees’ Mothers Association has documented 54 cases of forcibly disappeared persons, whose parents had died while the abductees were never notified. The association has, also, documented 51 cases of arbitrary detention at Be’er Ahmed Prison, 14 casefiles of which had been stopped by the authorities.
Detainees suffer severe health deterioration amidst the breakout of viral fevers and contagious diseases, including Omicron variant.
They, also, struggle with the worsening medical care at the prison, including the medical examinations, as the period of their detention has been stretched and their families have been prevented of any visits.
At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we rally here, by Alma’asheeq Presidential Palace, to condemn the constant disregard of our arbitrarily arrested and forcibly disappeared sons’ case, and neglecting them for years at prisons without taking the necessary legal actions to release them and grant them their freedom.
We hold the administration of Be’er Ahmed Prison responsible for the lives and safety of our detained sons who had been suffering of severe health deterioration. We demand the Security Belt Forces, run by the Southern Transitional Council, to uncover the fate of and release our forcibly disappeared sons.
We reiterate our demands to the Prime Minister, Mua’een Abdulmalek, and to all competent authorities to pay more attention to our sons’ case and end their suffering by taking the needed actions to grant them their rights and uncover their fate.
We, finally, call upon all human rights organizations and media platforms to support the families of the arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared persons, and to stand behind their cause until their sons are released and the violators and brought to justice.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden. February 8th, 2022.