UAE tortures Yemenis , prevents food in southern Yemen
Geneva-based Rights Radar foundation in the Arab world called on the United Nations on Thursday to take urgent action to save dozens of detainees in the UAE -run prisons and its paid fighters in Yemen’s southern province of Aden, under the control of UAE.
The organization said in a statement that many of detainees were forced to go on hunger strike to draw the world’s attention to their forgotten cause after facing the most severe torture by jailers.
“The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths must move urgently to release and end the suffering of dozens of detainees in Bir Ahmed prison in al-Mansoura district,” Radar demanded.
Emirati officers on Thursday prevented Faraj Salmein al-Bahsani, governor of Hadramout province and commander of the so-called the second military region loyal to Hadi’s government, from re-operating the port of Shahr, which has been suspended for over three years.
According to “Anba Hadhramaut” website, al-Bahsani directed officials in Shahr port to re-operate the port, but the port’s managed, who received a copy of the governor’s decision, contacted with Emirati officers at Rayyan Airport and informed them of the governor’s decision.
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.
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.