Burial of More than 70 War Prisoners Killed by Saudi Airstrike in Dhamar Prison




The National Committee for Prisoners and Missing Persons on Tuesday announced the burial of more than 70 bodies of prisoners and detainees who were targeted by a Saudi Airstrike in early September in Dhamar.

The burial was attended by representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, a Human Rights team from the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs and a representative of the Public Prosecution and Criminal investigation in Dhamar Governorate.

A member of the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs, Ahmed Abu Hamra, told Al-Masirah TV that the committee is ready to cooperate with the families of prisoners and detainees in case the bodies were identified and hand over the bodies to them.

Regarding the prisoners released from Saudi prisons, Abu Hamra said that the prisoners were subjected to the most horrible torture, pointing out that one of the wounded remained untreated for five years and the jailers deliberately tortured him in his wounds.

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.


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