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Houthi, Saleh Militias Recruited 40 Children to Fight In Al-Mahweet - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Taiz – The Human Rights organization in al-Mahweet governorate, northwest of Sana’a, revealed on Thursday that rebel militias had committed 575 violations during the past month of November.

The non-governmental local civil organization uncovered in a report that it had documented 5 cases of kidnapping, 107 cases of forced disappearance, two cases of threats under physical torture, 21 cases of incitement on killing, in addition to 11 cases of breaking into villages, 89 cases of forced displacement of families from their houses, 40 cases of recruiting children, 125 cases of freezing salaries and 57 cases of robberies and zeroing civil servants salaries.

The organization also documented cases of breaking into mosques, closing schools teaching al-Quran, in addition to rebels’ continuous invasion of state and private buildings.

The human rights organization asserted that Houthi and Saleh militias had used all school channels to spread sectarian ideas and to incite on strife among the same community, particularly the youth generation.

The report also said that militias refuse to supply public resources from taxes and had forced money-changing establishments to withdraw the financial statements of private remittances. Militias had also looted aids offered by international organizations.

Houthi militias also forced petrol station owners to sell fuel and diesel by the price of the black market and collected by the force of weapons and threat the financial resources of all directorates and factions.

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