Abductees Mothers Association Statement Condemning Neglecting Health of Khaled Al-Arafi at Houthi Prisons

An urgent report was filed to Abductees’ Mothers Association from the family of the abductee Khaled Al-Arafi, a lawyer, calling to rescue his life. Khaled’s health has physically and psychologically deteriorated while being detained at Houthi prisons since his abduction last March in Al-Bayda’a. He had been suffering from liver infection.

We, at Abductees’ Mothers Association, hold Houthi armed group responsible for the life and safety of Khaled Al-Arafi. We call upon OHCHR, IRC, UN, and its special envoy to immediately and urgently save Khaled Al-Arafi and to create the necessary pressure to unconditionally release him so he can have the needed treatment to save his life.

As Houthi armed group continues to abduct, detain, and torture civilians, who are mainly academics, lawyers, students, and journalists, mothers keep on losing their abducted sons to torture, air strikes, or healthcare negligence.


Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Sana’a
December 5th, 2019