Houthi armed group continues to prevent visits and medical care for abductees held at Central Security Base Prison in Sana’a, as well as prohibiting families from providing winter clothes which has led to the spread of flu and cold among abductees.
In spite the deteriorating health conditions of abductees, Houthi officers at the prison deny abductees their right of having the necessary medications. Moreover, the officers tend to exchange those medications, despite receiving them for free as donations from different organizations and authorities, with huge sum of money. Therefore, the threatening medical conditions at prison is getting more dangerous as the odds of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic grow bigger.
As a result, we extend this urgent demand to Houthi group to release all abductees unconditionally, and to provide the medical care and medications at Central Security Base Prison and all the other prisons.
We reiterate our calls to the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Mr. Martin Griffiths, to mount the necessary pressure upon Houthi armed group in order to immediately release all abducted and arbitrarily detained civilians held at Central Security Base Prison in Sana’a to reunite them with their families.
We, finally, call upon the International Red Cross and other human rights organizations to visit the Central Security Base Prison to check on the rights of abductees of having the needed medical care.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association.
December 18th, 2020.