Yemeni detainees suffer from the Saudi-led coalition abuses
The detainees and the forcibly disappeared in a Saudi-UAE prison, backed by the US, in Hadramout, eastern Yemen, declared today an open-ended hunger strike until all their demands were taken into consideration.
Yemeni detainees of political issues in the central prison in the city of Sayoun, under the Saudi forces, decided to launch a comprehensive hunger strike until all their human rights demands are acheived.
The detainees are demanding that their files should be presented to the Yemeni public prosecution and judiciary, and that the iron bars should be removed from their feet since they entered prison two years ago, in addition to let them contact with their families.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 60,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.