Abductees’ Mothers Association greatly condemns and disapproves targeting Community College prison in Dhamar by coalition air force which resulted in the death of many abductees and forcibly hidden individuals. The Red Cross had prior knowledge of the prison and the abductees inside it who had been gathered by Houthi armed group from different governorates with no humanitarian or legal deterrent. Yet, the air strikes were carried out.
We hold the Arab Coalition, international community, the UN, and Houthi armed group responsible for the manslaughter of many of our sons. We, additionally, hold Houthi armed group accountable for abducting and forcibly hiding dozens of our sons, and imprisoning them at Community College buildings which had been turned by Houthis from and academic campus into a prison. Inside that prison, many abductees had been killed by torture and systematic healthcare negligence, and prevented from visits, food, and medications. We demand an urgent international investigation, and bringing those responsible for these crimes to justice.
We have suffered four years of abandonment by all parties, including the UN who continues to use our cause as political bargains and deals while it is purely a humanitarian cause.
Issued by Abductees’ Mothers Association, Sana’a
September 1st, 2019