Yemeni report reveals new Houthi crimes of torture against detainees

The report noted that Sanaa came in the first place among other Yemeni provinces in cases of torture, with 144 cases. (Supplied)

A new report released by the Mothers of Abductees Association in Yemen has revealed a record of 950 cases of torture among those abducted, forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained by Houthi militias in Yemen.

The association added in its first report on torture and crime in Yemen released during a press conference on Saturday in Taez, that killings under torture and assassinations in detention amounted to 128 cases until the publishing date of this report. 71 cases were tortured to death, and 48 were assassinated and executed in prisons.

The report noted that Sanaa came in the first place among other Yemeni provinces in cases of torture, with 144 cases. Followed by Hudaidah, with 121 cases, while Ibb came in third with 88 cases, and Zumar in the fourth place with 87 cases, then Taez with 80 cases, and Aden with 35 cases. The remaining casualties were from other different provinces.

The report also revealed horrific stories of torture, including the insertion of needles in the noses of detainees, burning their skin with fire, and releasing a snake near the detainees with their legs bound.
 

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