A number of Shabwah province inhabitants have on Thursday declared an association for those affected by the crimes of the UAE and the militias loyal to it in the province.
The preparatory committee of the association confirmed, in a statement, that the association’s goal is to “uncover the crimes committed by Abu Dhabi against the people of Shabwah.”
The idea of establishing the association came after meeting and coordinating with the families of the victims and the prisoners held in the UAE’s secret prisons.
The committee vowed to continue efforts to bring justice to the victims, to reveal the fate of the disappeared, and to prosecute the perpetrators of the crimes against them.
Since last October, hundreds of people from Shabwah have begun their sit-in protest, to demand justice for the crimes committed by Emirati aircraft and UAE-backed extremist militias since the beginning of 2019 against civilians in the province.
The protesters are demanding the killers of their fellow Yemenis to be handed over for sentencing and punishment.
In January, 2019, a military campaign launched by Abu Dhabi and its militias from Al-Alam camp against Al-Mehdhar and Al-Sada tribes in Markhah district, led to the killing of nine tribesmen.