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Yemen: About 55,000 Documented Human Rights Violation Cases in Six Months | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Geneva- The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations has called on the UN Human Rights Council UNHRC to oblige the Saleh-Houthi coup militias to implement its resolutions. The coalition specified resolutions 17/18 of 2011 and 27/29 of 2014.

The Coalition’s executive manager Mutahhar al-Budheiji made the appeal as he presented his organization’s report on the status of human rights in Yemen in the 36th session of the UNHRC in Geneva Wednesday.

He urged the UNHRC “to call on the warring Yemeni parties to abide by the principles of the International Humanitarian Law and the Law on Human Rights.”

He also asked for “capacity building aid to the National Committee for Investigating Into Alleged Human Rights Abuses.”

The coalition recorded 55,334 violations and material damages and human harms in 20 provinces during the period from January 1 to July 31 of this year, he said.

The warring parties are still committing numerous violations of the International Humanitarian Law and the Law on Human Rights as the war now enters its third year.”

“The report includes the most prominent violations committed by the parties to the conflict against women, children and the elderly. The total number of violations and damage suffered by these three groups during the reporting period was 33,284 cases, or 60 percent of the total violations documented in the report.”

“As a result of the Saleh-Houthi militias’ systematic shelling on neighborhoods and other military acts in Taiz and other conflict zones, 921 civilians including 229 children, 43 women and 56 elderly persons”, he said.

A total of 1,260 were injured, including 305 children, 119 women and 87 elderly, 2,494 were abducted, 502 were forcibly disappeared by the Houthi and Saleh militias, in ares under their control.

The report indicated that 39 people were killed during the same period by mines planted by the Houthi and Saleh militias in a number of Yemeni governorates, including five children and three women, 14 were killed as they were being tortured, and seven civilians were abducted and died either during detention or as a result of negligence within the prisons of Houthi and Saleh.