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More than 14,000 Detained, Kidnapped by Houthi Militias in Yemen - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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London- The number of captives in prisons of Saleh and Houthi militias has exceeded 14, 000 since the coup that began two years ago and the invasion of a series of Yemeni provinces.

In a statement, Yemen’s Ministry of Human Rights stated that around 3,000 were kidnapped including: Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi, Nasser Hadi and Mohammad Qahtan. Other political, media and rights figures were also kidnapped.

According to the statement, Saleh and Houthi militias adopted the gag policy, arrested opposing parties- or suspected opposers- and transformed more than 400 public facilities into detention and torture sites.

Up to 73 individuals were killed after being tortured by the militias that have used all possible means of torture and humiliation.

The statement added that: “While the world national, regional and international institutions demand the halt of criminal acts and the prompt release of detainees, those continue with their criminal acts, arrests, torture and humiliation. ”

The ministry, through its report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in its 34th session, clarified the number of detainees and discussed with several international authorities the necessity of taking action to release the captives and reveal their fate.

The ministry demanded that the international community adopt a decisive stance towards this oppression and work hard to put an end to the nightmare Yemeni people are facing in regions ruled by the insurgents.

The statement concluded that this tyranny has no comprehension of the language of condemnations and only the power of righteousness will be able to bring it to an end.