UAE tortures Yemeni mothers
The Association of Mothers of Abductees in Aden city, southern Yemen on Wednesday demand to reveal the fate of their sons and release them, considering their abduction as a common denominator.
The Association of Mothers of Abductees in Aden province expressed its disappointment and regret that “the case of the abductees and forcibly disappeared from the Riyadh agreement has been absent”.
“We were shocked to sign the Riyadh agreement without mentioning the case of the abductees and enforced disappearances in UAE prisons,” the association said in a statement.
A protest rally was organized on Thursday by dozens of mothers of detainees to demand revealing the fate of their sons detained in UAE-run secret prisons in Aden city, according to eyewitnesses.
At the rally, the protesters called for closing the secret prisons or places of torture run by the UAE and its militias in the province.
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.