Abductees Mothers Association rally statement in Taiz demanding international community to mount pressure on all Yemeni parties to release abductees.

Many years have passed by while abductees are still detained. Their suffering has doubled and their case has gone cold. Thus, civilian freedom has become a political game. 

According to the cases documented by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Houthi armed group still detains 123 civilians and forced 31 others into disappearance. The group completely refuses to include these civilians in the negotiation lists for prisoners’ swap, despite local and international mediations.

On the other hand, the government holds five forcibly disappeared civilians who have been arrested by security forces. The mothers of all these abductees live in constant fear and grief.

  At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we condemn this failure the case of abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained persons is facing, despite all the peace efforts made lately. The case has been excluded from all humanitarian issues although initial success has been made since signing its own agreement. 

We call upon the international and regional community to mount the necessary pressure on all parties to immediately release all abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily arrested persons, and completely implement all conventions agreements to save them. Mothers’ hearts have not rested while looking forward to seeing their sons. 


Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Taiz.  June 13th, 2021.