Yemeni abductees in Houthi prisons facing disease outbreaks

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An association made up of mothers of kidnapped prisoners in Yemen’s Ibb governorate have appealed for the quick intervention to save the lives of their children and release those arbitrarily abducted and imprisoned by Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former president Saleh.

On Saturday, the association condemned the continuous kidnapping and prolonged detention of dozens of patients in the coup prisons.

The association stressed that the abductees got infected with chronic and serious diseases, which require releasing them quickly to receive the necessary treatment in hospitals to save their lives.

A statement issued by the mothers’ protest said that the prolonged imprisonment has caused them both physical and psychological harm.

The Yemeni mothers have also appealed to UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations, UN envoy, the conscience of humanity and human rights organizations to intervene quickly to rescue the abducted and forcibly disappeared, and to work for their unconditional release.

The statement said that the coup is responsible for the life and safety of all those abducted and forcibly disappeared.

The group of mothers have held frequent protests in the areas controlled by the coup for three years since militia takeover and are demand that coup poltters for the release of their children. Thousands of people have been arrested, forcibly disappeared and brutally tortured in Houthi prisons.

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