A UAE-backed militia had transferred 21 abductees from Taiz province from the Basateen Police Station prison to Bir Ahmed prison, seven months after they were kidnapped in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
According to human rights sources in the city, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia had kidnapped the market the salesmen from the city of Enma because they refused to pay imposed taxes .
The sources confirmed that the STC threatened the families of the abductees in order to force them to make confessions that they were agents belonging to the National Salvation Government in Sana’a.
The sources pointed out that the STC militia “threatened the abductees with rape of their family members, as part of the psychological and physical repression, indicating that among the abductees are children as young as 15 years old.
Dozens of abductees in the UAE-run Bir Ahmed prison are subjected to torture and sexual assault, causing dozens of prisoners to repeatedly decide to go on hunger strike.