Yemeni women call for release of their sons from Houthi prisons on Mother’s Day
Yemen’s Abductees Mothers Association held an event on the Arab Mother’s Day, March 21, in Maarib for the mothers of the men imprisoned by the Houthi militia.
The event was held under the slogan ‘Our sons’ freedom, is our pleasure’ referring to what they said would make them happy in Mother’s Day.
The mothers held up signs calling on international and humanitarian organizations to force the militia to release their sons.
The Houthi militia has kidnapped and imprisoned thousands of activists, politicians and journalists who oppose them. According to reports, the prisoners are subjected to torture and live in inhumane conditions.
The event included speeches by a few of the mothers who talked about their experiences, and plays by children acting out scenes from the suffering inside Houthi prisons.
Ibrahim Mohy el-Din, who managed to escape a Houthi prison, joined the event and read some poetic verses about his experiences and how he felt seeing his mother visiting him in such bad conditions.
The ceremony was followed by a protest in Maarib calling on the quick release of their sons and for international organizations to get involved.