YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa publishes shocking statistics of rape crimes, forcibly disappeared in coalition prisons

SANAA, Sept. 07 (YPA) – The Ministry of Human Rights in Sanaa government revealed the scale of crimes and violations committed by Saudi-led coalition factions in the southern Yemeni provinces, indicating that there are more than 5,000 prisoners and detainees in coalition prisons in the city of Aden and the rest of the areas under the control of coalition.

The Ministry confirmed at press conference held on Wednesday under the title “death camps in the occupied areas, the brutality of the act and the heinousness of the crime,” that the number of secret prisons that were not mentioned in international and UN reports amounted to 58 prisons in Aden and the rest of the southern governorates.

The Ministry explained that the coalition factions have converted dozens of houses in areas under the control of coalition in Taiz governorate to secret prisons, indicating that UAE and Saudi Arabia operate secret prisons whose locations have not been identified.

It also pointed out that the abducted persons and forcibly detained are subjected to various types of psychological, physical and verbal torture in those prisons and detention centers.

Moreover, the total number of forcibly disappeared in the coalition factions’ detention facilities since 2015 exceeded 5,433 people, 53 detainees and eight dead as a result of torture, in a preliminary statistic obtained by the Ministry through the monitored and documented reports issued by international and local organizations, and there are still cases where the families of the disappeared and detainees were unable to submit their reports for fear of coalition mercenaries and countries liquidation their families.

According to Human Rights Minister, Ali Hussein Al-Daylami, there is a secret cemetery in Lahj province called Al-Haswah cemetery where those who were liquidated or killed by torture are buried.

In addition, the coalition factions have committed more than 800 crimes against children and women on the west coast of Yemen, including kidnapping and rape crimes, the Ministry added.