The consultations held by the Yemeni Parties that signed Stockholm Agreement and under the auspices of the United Nations, continue to falter where lists are to be exchanged. Thus, civilians remain detained by different parties.
According to Abductees’ Mothers Association’s documented cases, there are, currently, 413 abducted civilians, including two women, held by Houthi armed group, 97 and a woman of whom are forcibly disappeared. Similarly, there are 18 detained civilians held by the security forces in Marib, and 5 forcibly disappeared civilians held by the Joint Forces at the western coast.
Stalling the consultations between Yemeni parties because of name lists does not justify the detention of abducted and arrested civilians, whose mothers and wives spend their times between prisons’ gates and officials’ offices, searching for abductees and requesting their safety.
In this rally by the office of the United Nation’s Special Envoy, we demand the Special Envoy and the international community to mount the necessary pressure upon the Stockholm Agreement’s parties, in order to fully and completely implement it.
We demand all Yemeni parties to release all abducted and arbitrarily detained civilians, to provide them with the adequate rehabilitation and compensation, and to hold the violators of their rights, stated by law and religion, accountable.
We reiterate our offer to hand in our documented lists of the names of our abducted and arbitrarily detained sons, whose greatest support is their mothers and wives who never give up for years.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Sana’a.
June 14th, 2022.