Abductees Mothers Association statement condemning issuing execution and imprisonment judgements of 13 abductees by Trial Criminal Court in Sana’a.

Abductees’ Mothers Association condemns issuing execution and imprisonment judgements of 13 abductees held at Political Security Prison in Sana’a. Those abductees have faced false charges, had confessions forced out them under torture, repeatedly forcibly disappeared, and referred to kangaroo courts. Added to that was the void and null arrest and search procedures, and holding their trials years, as long as five years in some cases, after their detention.


On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana’a, which lacks jurisdiction, issued execution judgements of Fahd Abdullah Al-Salami, Sadeq Mohammed Al-Majedi, and Khaled Ahmed Al-Oulofi. The latter was released on August 27th, 2020, after the intervention of a local mediator.
Ahmed Abdullah Al-Qata’a, whose father passed away last Tuesday while waiting for his son’s freedom, Fu’ad No’man Al-Awadhi, Nabil Mohammed Al-Sedawi, and Assem Thabet Radman were all sentenced to eight years in prison, starting from their arrest. Furthermore, Mansour Mansour Al-Faqih, Esam Mohammed Al-Zendani, Mohammed Abdu Al-Harazi, Mukhtar Abdullah Al-Jabali, and Mahdani Ali Al-Mahdani were sentenced to seven years in prison starting from the day of their arrest.
Habib Yehya Al-Udaini was ordered to be released after five years of detention. Yet, he has not been released until this day. All those abductees were included in the lists Stockholm Agreement’s negotiations regarding abductees and war prisoners.
Abductees’ mothers, wives and children were devastated by the unexpected judgements, which were issued amidst the cries of women and children, who were waiting for release orders after years of imprisonment. No body can answer Amjad, Fahd Al-Salami’s little son, who was wondering “How will my father’s execution be!”
In the past two years, Abductees’ Mothers Association has documented the judgements of executing 36 abductees, including 4 journalists and one, Abdulmajid Alous, passed away due torture and medical negligence. Moreover, 9 abductees from Tehama Region were executed in an action that can be considered a war crime while the association has, also, documented the execution judgements of two women in Sana’a.
At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we stand here by the OHCHR in Sana’a to hold Houthi armed group completely responsible for the issued judgements, and warn of the consequences of such judgements. We affirm that such crimes are imprescriptible. We demand stopping all political trials carried out in relation to the war, and drop all judgements issued by them.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association.
March 3rd, 2022.