YEMEN Press Agency

Phenomenon of impunity encourages UAE to commit more crimes in Yemen

SANAA, Dec. 22 (YPA) – Since 8 years of its participation in the war on Yemen, Abu Dhabi has continued its futility and violations of human rights and the commission of more crimes against Yemenis, especially with regard to assassinations, kidnappings and torture in prisons and secret detention centers established by the coalition in the areas under its control.

In a report made by Yemen Press Agency, a political activist and former leader of the so-called “Southern Resistance,” Adel al-Hassani, revealed in a series of tweets on the “Twitter” new information, and documented pictures, about Emirati intelligence officers who were present in Aden, southern Yemen and some southern regions, and their major role in establishing secret UAE-run prisons.

Al-Hassani said: “who supervises all the UAE’s crimes in southern Yemen, including assassinations and arrests, and the first controller in the UAE’s secret prisons is the officer Abu Khalifa Saeed Mohammed Khamis Al-Nyadi, who is close to Mohammed bin Zayed. He has asked to meet me several times during the 2015 war, and he knows me personally. He offered me unacceptable offers to be one of their arms in my land.”

He added: “When he became certain of my position of rejection, he arrested me, and he also tried during my arrest to persuade me to join their project.”

“The criminal, “Abu Uday” Ali Hajar Al-Shehhi, an Emirati soldier, who served for a short period in al-Maashiq Presidential Palace, then moved to the headquarters of the Emirati forces in Hawsh Bazara-Al-Buraiqa Road, killed many Yemeni prisoners,” Al-Hassani went on to say.

He continued: “The criminal, Issa Al-Balushi, an Emirati military man, who moved from Al-Maashiq Palace to the coalition prison in 2016, is charged with torturing prisoners, and he used to torture some of the detainees and puts him in a black plastic bag, and after that we do not know the fate of the bodies.”

Al-Hassani also revealed, in his tweets, the names of many Emirati officers and soldiers who tortured him during his arrest with many of the abductees in the UAE’s secret prisons.

On the other hand, no reactions or statements were published by the Emirati side or the “government backed by the coalition to deny what al-Hassani and local media are circulating about the names of the Emirati officers involved in torturing prisoners and revealed by al-Hassani.

He explained: “The results of the leak were revealed and leaked pictures of some Emirati individuals in Yemen, it seemed that they burned them, and one of their soldiers published a picture of me telling their crime and condemning their actions, commenting on it that they are able to send me back to their prisons.”

Al-Hassani published pictures of local recruits in the ranks of the coalition who were brutally tortured and slaughtered with knives in the manner of “ISIS.”

Al-Hassani said: “Pictures of the soldier, Majid Rushdeh, who was tortured by the so-called Mukhtar Al-Nubi, one of leaders of the Southern Transitional Council backed by the UAE, who slaughtered him with a knife and threw him on the side of the road.”

“Hilmi al-Najdi was tortured and killed by the so-called Saddam Gharamah, commander of the UAE-funded security belt in Abyan, also.”

In another picture, Al-Hassani said: “This is the so-called Mukhtar Al-Nubi, who the people of Radfan are calling on to leave him. Currently, he has fled from Radfan and is located in Al-Dawar Palace in Aden, where there is a group of Emirati intelligence officers who manage the bloody scene in southern Yemen.”

Al-Hassani talked about kidnappings and torture that still affect university students and activists in the areas controlled by the coalition.

Although the team of international and regional experts, which was tasked with investigating human rights violations committed in Yemen, has emptied large spaces in its continuous reports about UAE and coalition prisons in Yemeni areas being controlled by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and it is the need to hold accountable those responsible for the crimes committed in those prisons, along with many reports that issued by human rights organizations around the world about the crimes committed in the prisons of the coalition, but all these claims did not receive the required response from the international community and the United Nations, in a phenomenon the world had not known before for impunity, which this encouraged one of the Emirati officers, whom al-Hassani spoke about, to threaten al-Hassani with “returning him to prison,” without any fears of being held accountable.