Abductees Mothers Association statement condemning death of Mohsen Mohammed Al-Qadi at Houthi prison

Abductees’ Mothers Association condemns the killing of the 38-year-old abductee, Mohsen Mohammed Ali Al-Qadi, from Dhamar, by shooting him at prison two months after his abduction from his home on April 12th, 2020.  

Al-Qadi was forcibly disappeared throughout his detention period. His family never heard from him until the news of his death reached them from a released abductee. His body was kept at Dhamar Hospital’s morgue for more than a year.


Moreover, Houthi armed group only turned in the body after forcing the family to immediately bury the body without any examination.


The burial took place on July 29th, 2021. At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we rally by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to condemn the crimes our abducted and forcibly disappeared sons are subjected to.


The number of deaths by torture or murder at prisons has accumulated to 88 victims. Such crime must not go unpunished.


Thus, we, also, condemn the international and local silence towards the crimes carried out against our abducted and forcibly disappeared sons.  

We hold Houthi armed group responsible for the lives and safety of our abducted and forcibly disappeared sons held at their prisons.  

We would like to remind the international community of its commitment to their humanitarian duties, and demand it to mount the needed pressure in order to release all abductees and forcibly disappeared persons and grant them their freedom and rights.  
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association
August 10th, 2021.