Abductees Mothers Association Rally Statement in Al-Hudaydah

For the past three years, Houthi armed group, in Al-Hudaydah, has forcibly hidden our abducted sons where their conditions are unknown. These abductees are; Yaser Mohammed Ali Junaid, abducted on Feb 25th, 2017, Tareq Ahmed Sa’eed Khalaf, abducted in Mar 2016, Abkar Abdullah Abdu Hadi abducted in Jan 2016, Omar Ali Qayam, abducted in Jan 2016, and Ghazali Ali Hasan Abdu who was taken off his motorbike.

Our concerns have escalated as abductees’ families have never been provided with any information regarding their detention whereabouts and conditions. It has been too long since their children, who are living in trouble and fear, last saw them. Their cases have been repeatedly reported to different authorities. Yet, no actions has been taken to help them.

We, abductees’ mothers, hold Houthi armed group responsible for the lives and freedom of our abducted and forcibly hidden sons. We call upon humanitirian organizations, mainly the UN High Commissioner’s Office for Human Rights and International Red Cross, to help us save our forcibly hidden sons by uncovering their fate and whereabouts as forced disappearance often means danger and torture. We call upon the UN Special Envoy to make the necessary humanitirian efforts to release all forcibly hidden individuals all over Yemen.

Issued by Abductees’Mothers Association, Al-Hudaydah

November 10th, 2019