Abductees Mothers Association Statement Condemning the Kidnapping of Dr. Mansour Al-Shabouti and His Death in Houthi Prisons Under Mysterious Circumstances.

Abductees’ Mothers Association deeply mourns the death of Dr. Mansour Al-Shabouti, a general surgery consultant at Al-Mutawakel Hospital, who was kidnapped by Houthi armed group on January 12th in Sana’a after besieging the area where he lived and then storming his home and taking him to an unknown destination.

At Abductees’ Mothers Association, we condemn these repeated incidents, which are continuous violations of human rights and the International Humanitarian Law by Houthi armed group, which has not hesitated to continue using repression and persecution against civilians, the latest of whom is Dr. Al-Shabouti.

According to a statement issued by the Association of Doctors in Exile, the abductee, Al-Shabouti, was in good health before his abduction, but he appeared shortly before his death in a very poor health condition, and his death was announced two weeks after his abduction on January 27th under mysterious circumstances.

We hold Houthi armed armed group fully responsible for the death of Dr. Mansour Al-Shabhouti, whose body they are still holding.

We also emphasize that the escalation of these crimes, which amount to war crimes, calls for immediate intervention by the international community and international human rights organizations to stop these violations and investigate the crimes of abduction and murder committed by Houthi armed group against civilians in order to achieve the principle of accountability and justice and to hold the perpetrators of these violations accountable.

We call on the international community and local and international human rights organizations to take urgent action and mount the necessary pressure to stop these brutal acts and to release all abductees and forcibly disappeared persons immediately.

Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association.

February 5th, 2024.