Yemenis Launch a campaign on Twitter to expose UAE`s practice in its secret prisons in South
Social activists will launch a campaign on Twitter website demanding on Saturday , 01-July-2017 Time: 21:00 Sana’a Local Time (18:00 UTC), to expose UAE occupation`s practices in Yemeni southern during secret prisons.
” we will launch a campaign on Twitter to Exposes – By Evidence – the Hideous & Inhumane Methods in Which Yemenis Are Being Tortured By UAE Forces and Supervised by U.S. Military,” said Mazen one an activist, calling all poeple around the world to participate in this campaign.
According to local sources UAE has SECRET PRISONS Similar to the American Prison of Abu-Ghraib.
In June 23 , The Associated Press that US Interrogates Yemeni Inmates in 18 Secret UAE-Run Jails Southern Yemen
Also, Human Rights Watch confirmed that the United Arab Emirates runs at least two “informal detention facilities” in Yemen and has reportedly transferred detainees to a base in Eritrea.
Earlier, senior US defense officials confirmed that the American forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights violations.
Several torturing methods are being used at the jails, including the “grill” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spins in a circle of fire, according to the report.
Former inmates released from one main detention facility at Riyan airport in the southern city of Mukalla, said they were crammed into shipping containers covered with feces and blindfolded for weeks. They said they were beaten, trussed up on the “grill,” and sexually abused.
“The entire place is gripped by fear. Almost everyone is sick, the rest are near death. Anyone who complains heads directly to the torture chamber,” said a former detainee held for six months at Riyan airport.
So far, over 400 men have disappeared after being swept up in Mukalla.
The UAE secret jail network in Yemen was established during former US president Barack Obama’s administration and still continues its operations, according to the report.
In another report on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said the UAE runs two “informal detention facilities” in southern Yemen and has “moved high-profile detainees outside the country,” including to a base in Eritrea.
The New York-based rights group said it had documented 49 cases, including those of four children, who had been “arbitrarily detained or forcibly disappeared,” most of them by UAE-backed forces.
In a statement to the AP, the UAE’s government denied the allegations, saying, “There are no secret detention centers and no torture of prisoners is done during interrogations.”
However, lawyers and families say nearly 2,000 men have disappeared into the clandestine prisons across Yemen. The issue has triggered days of protests by families seeking information about missing sons, brothers and fathers.
Several US defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the AP that American forces participate in interrogations of detainees in Yemen, provide questions for interrogators and receive transcripts of interrogations from Emirati forces.
They said senior US military leaders have looked into the allegations of torture at the clandestine prisons in Yemen, but were satisfied that there was no case of abuse when the US forces were present.