Why do international, Yemeni officials describe the coalition in southern Yemen as occupation?




By: Yousra Abdulmalik

Many international and Yemeni official keep asking the Saudi-led coalition, backed by the US, especially UAE to stop its practices, which violates the international law in southern Yemen .

Interior Minister Ahmed al-Misari of exiled, resigned president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Ben Daghr’s authorities backed by Saudi Arabia said there are a number of indicators that confirm that the UAE came to occupy South Yemen.

Al-Misari’ remarks came within an interview aired by the US-based PBS TV.

“I can’t enter the city of Aden or exit without permission from the United Arab Emirates.”, Al-Misari said, adding that the UAE controls the management of the port and the airport in Aden and no one can go to there without taking permission from the UAE, confirming that ” If I do not have authority over prisons. So what’s my duty as interior minister?” he said, referring to UAE-run prisons,and describing the performance of  ben Daghr’s authorities as “negative role.”

Press secretary of the exiled Hadi called for filing a lawsuit against the UAE military commanders, who run secret jails in Yemen’s southern provinces through paid fighters loyal to them.

Mukhtar al-Rahbi tweeted on Twitter saying” A lawsuit should be filed against Shalal Shaya and all militia leaders supervising the jails in the city of Aden and also against the UAE military commanders who run secret prisons in the city, calling on the human rights organization to document all violations and those responsible for them, and to publish all the details and submit them to the judiciary at home and abroad.

Former South President Ali Nasser Mohamed said the removal of the exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi from the Yemeni political scene will end the war in the country.

“The only solution to stop the four-year war is to remove the exiled president from the Yemeni scene,” Ali Nasser Mohamed said during a meeting with southern activists in Cairo, Egypt. He added that Hadi’s dismissal is the solution that will end the war.

A Yemeni southern politician warned of the spread of relief centers in Yemen’s southern provinces, which are created by the UAE forces under the name of “Emirates Red Crescent.”

“The southern provinces are rich in oil and gas, and must reject all politicized humanitarian aid or should not rely on relief centers,” said Ali al-Zamki, explaining that the halt of work in the productive institutions in the southern provinces is a systematic and intended. “The relief centers are paving the way for the proliferation of terrorist elements and for international interventions as widely as in Somalia and Afghanistan,” ,and adding that the expansion of relief programs in any country “will be a source of the continuation of the civil war.”

The UAE forces established secret prisons in the provinces controlled by its forces southern Yemen to hold its opponents and who reject the external military presence.

The UAE forces in southern Yemen established five graveyards near secret detention centers to hide and bury bodies of prisoners died during investigations, officials told YemenExtra .

The officials revealed that the UAE forces had committed genocide crimes against detainees and prisoners in Aden and Hadramout provinces.

The exiled Hadi regime Minister of Transport arrived at Ghadah airport in the occupied province of al-Mahrah, aboard a Turkish commercial plane, whereas observers said that the arrival of the Minister of Transport through a Turkish plane to Mahrah province is a sign of a strong Turkish competition for the UAE and Saudi occupation in the southern provinces.

They stressed that Islah Party has begun to penetrate in the southern provinces through the Turkish Red Crescent and Turkish humanitarian organizations, which began to compete strongly with the UAE-based Red Crescent in the city of Aden.

According to the officials, two graveyards are located near the old Bir-Ahmed prison, one of them is between Aden Airport and the Emirati Red Crescent headquarters, and another one inside Waddah prison in Aden city, in addition to two cemeteries, one next to the so-called Hadrami elite forces’ camp and the other within Al-Rayyan Airport campus in Hadramout,adding that murdering of prisoners and detainees is carried out by an Emirati officer named Abu Khalifa Saeed al-Muhairi, who is in charge of the detainees file.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) attaché in Cairo directed to expel about 20 wounded people from the southern provinces who are receiving treatment in some hospitals in Cairo before completing their treatment period, according to diplomatic sources.

The sources said that the Egyptian medical Committee received instructions from the Emirati attaché at the UAE Embassy in “Cairo” to expel more than 20 wounded people from the southern provinces who were receiving treatment in Egyptian hospitals, before the completion of their treatment and return to the city of Aden.

A  report published by”  The Guardian” newspaper confirmed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  is responsible for security chaos and civil disorder in the areas by its hired troops in southern  Yemen.

Abu Dhabi is implementing its special agendas, and the war in Yemen has been transformed into wars and internal civil war due to the UAE’s intervention, the report said.

The report added that the Saudi-led coalition is witnessing competition among its members, with each party trying to achieve its different agenda.

It stressed that Emiratis are the only party with a clear strategy, and they are using private armies to achieve those strategies.

A British channel (CHANNEL4) showed a video revealed  flagrant violations and torture against Yemen’s southern detainees in secret prisons established by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces in Yemen’s southern provinces.

The channel published on December 6 a report showing a Yemeni citizens who were severely tortured and spent two years in three different prisons.

A recent report revealed the US’s active complicity in the deadly Saudi-led war on Yemen, saying the Pentagon runs an aerial combat training program for UAE personnel.

According to an official December 2017 US Air Force Central Command document obtained by Yahoo News on Wednesday, the US “escorted 6 UAE F-16s to RED FLAG; assisted 150 airmen in challenging ex[ercise] to prepare for combat ops in Yemen.”

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 600,000 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.

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.

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