Yemeni prisoner tortured to death by Saudi mercenaries in Ma’rib

Yemeni prisoner tortured to death by Saudi mercenaries in Ma’rib

A Yemeni prisoner was martyred in the prisons of Saudi-led mercenaries in Ma’rib province due to torture, the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement issued on Saturday.

According to the statement, in the last week the mercenaries brutally tortured Hamid Hammoud Abu Halfa until his death inside one of their prisons in the province.

The Committee explained that during the implementation of an exchange deal last weekend, the Committee was surprised by receiving the dead body of Hamid Hammoud Abu Halfa, bearing traces of torture.

It noted that after the examination of the body by the forensic doctor, it was confirmed that the prisoner had been martyred under torture.

The National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs condemned this heinous crime, blaming the leadership of the Saudi-led aggression and their mercenaries in Ma’rib for it.

“The crimes of aggression against prisoners are a natural consequence of the silence of the United Nations and its organisations operating in Yemen,” the statement read.

The statement  called on the UN envoy to condemn this crime and put pressure on the forces of aggression and their mercenaries to stop these criminal practices against prisoners.

It also called on all local and international organisations to condemn such crimes and prosecute the perpetrators so that they could receive their deterrent punishment.