UAE prisons in Yemen the scenes of horrible practices
Dozens of detainees on Tuesday began an open hunger strike to protest against their detention continued in jails that run by the UAE-backed militias in Aden province.
The Association of the Mothers of the Abducted and Forced Disappeared in Aden demanded in its statement the release of 15 detainees who have been ordered to release for more than 6 months and to consider their health as a result of continued detention in Bar Ahmed prison.
UAE transferred 120 southern detainees from its secret prisons in Aden province to Hadramout and Eritrea, Adel al-Hassani, one of the most prominent former detainees in the occupation prisons in southern Yemen said on Monday.
Al-Hassani said in his Twitter page that the UAE refused to hand over its detainees to the exiled “Hadi government”, in conjunction that the UAE begins handing over its control areas to Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hassani noted that the UAE transferred the detainees from the coalition headquarters in Aden to its camps in Al-Rayyan and Mukalla, Hadramout governorate and to the Eritrean island of Assab.
The National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs on Saturday said that Saudi-led coalition mercenaries and traitors of the homeland in Marib province had committed a heinous crime against three prisoners of the army and popular committees.
“The coalition mercenary forces in Marib tortured the prisoners Khalid Ahmed Ali Abdullah al-Quraish from Sanaa province, Mohammed Hussein al-Mahbashi from Hajjah province and Ahmed Saleh Ahmed Ali Jahmous from Dhamar province inside the prison until they died under torture,” the committee said in a statement.
Bodies of the three prisoners are still held by the coalition paid fighters.
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.