In conjunction with resuming negotiations; Abductees Mothers Association in Taiz hold all Yemeni parties responsible for lives and safety of their sons

Abductees’ Mothers Association in Taiz held all parties fully responsible for the lives, safety and freedom of their sons, and demanded the release of all abductees and forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained persons unconditionally.

Abductees’ Mothers Association has documented 210 cases of civilian abductions and 47 cases of civilian force disappearance carried out by Houthi armed group as well as 6 cases of abduction carried out by the government forces in Taiz, and lived through the pain and suffering abductees’ families endure during the war and siege, mainly the forced disappearance of their relative whose fate was never uncovered despite all the efforts of local mediators and international agreements.

In their rally by the governorate’s administration building this morning and in conjunction with resuming the negotiations, the association demanded all parties to uncover the fate of the forcibly disappeared individuals and to fulfil their commitments by releasing all abducted, forcibly disappeared, and arbitrarily arrested persons, since their unlawful detention had been prolonged.

The rally statement called upon the UN Special Envoy to mount the necessary pressure upon Yemeni parties to uncover and release all forcibly disappeared persons and abductees, and explained that while Yemeni parties carried on different negotiation rounds and meetings, mothers continued wondering when it would end, and hung on the faintest hope of their abducted and forcibly disappeared sons’ release and ending their suffering.
Mothers called upon all human rights organizations, regionally and internationally, to generate more efforts in order to save all the abducted, forcibly disappeared, and arbitrarily detained civilians.