A journalist and media figure in the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council(STC) accused the governor of Shabwah, in the puppet government loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, of creating new detention centers in the city of Ataq that belong to tribal influencers.
The leader of the Transitional Council, Adib Al-Abed, confirmed that the so-called Abd Rabbo Mohsen Shatran has been languishing in a prison in the city of Ataq since mid-October, based on the directives of a sheikh.
He indicated that Shatran was imprisoned by the Director of Shabwah Security, Fouad Al-Nassi, to force him to sign the implementation of a modified martial law other than the one agreed upon.
Al-Abed pointed out that Shatran refused to sign the amended ruling to be placed alongside others in one of Awad Al-Wazir’s prisons in Ataq, pointing out that the sheikhs now have private detention centers and prisons.
Shabwah Governorate is witnessing an unprecedented state of lawlessness in light of the large spread of mercenary factions affiliated with the invasion forces. These factions are seeking to get rid of each other in order to satisfy the occupier, who has turned the oil province into the focus of an open conflict between its mercenaries.