Activists demand release of Yemenis held in illegal prisons by Saudi-UAE occupation

Activists demand release of Yemenis held in illegal prisons by Saudi-UAE occupation

Many human rights activists and journalists in the Yemeni southern provinces have called for the release of those who have disappeared and detaines in the secret prisons run by Saudi-led coalition forces in Aden, Hadhramaut and other areas under the coalition’s control.

The activists and journalists confirmed that prisoners in those secret prisons are subjected to the worst types of torture and violations that violate all international humanitarian, legal and human rights principles.

They pointed out that many human rights bodies and organisations, including the Association of Mothers of Abductees, carried out protests and mass demonstrations to demand the coalition to release detainees in secret prisons, and the transfer of their files to the official judiciary for proper reconsideration.

The coalition forces had carried out arrest campaigns, during which they kidnapped a number of activists, human rights defenders and politicians, and put them in secret prisons in Aden, Shabwah, Hadhramaut and other areas.

In the same context, reports by human rights organisations and press institutions confirmed that the coalition practices the most heinous violations against detainees in prisons, some of which are located in vital locations such as Al-Rayyan Airport into a military barracks by the occupation.

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