We, at Abductees’ Mothers Association, call upon whoever has the ability and authority to save our 44 abducted sons held at Be’er Ahmed in Aden. The deputy director of prison fell severely ill whereas his brother had died due to one of the lethal epidemic spreading in Aden. The dangerous widespread of different epidemics in Aden caused the Supreme National Emergency Committee to declare Aden as a distressed city. The epidemics directly threatens the lives of abductees in Be’er Ahmed Prison and place them at the risk of easily getting infected by diseases, mainly Covid-19, as cells are packed with prisoners and social distancing cannot be practiced.
Abductees Mothers Association urgent statement calling to save abductees at Beer Ahmed from epidemic outbreaks
We call upon the Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, Minister of Health, and all competent authorities to carry out their national and lawful duties to protect the imprisoned abductees, work hard to guarantee their safety, and release them to properly spend lockdown at home, supervised by the Supreme National Emergency Committee, where they are safer.
We call upon the UN Secretary-General, the Office of the High Commissioner Office for Human Rights, and Arab Coalition to press for the immediate release of all abductees and forcibly disappeared persons as a measure of fighting Covid-19.
Finally, we call upon World Health Organization to pay an urgent visit to Be’er Ahmed Prison, and support the authorities to set the necessary measures, and provide and guarantee the needed healthcare conditions for the abductees there.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Aden
May 11th, 2020