Houthi militia admits turning Yemen into a major prison

English - الثلاثاء 25 يناير 2022 الساعة 09:04 م
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

The statements of the Houthi coup militia about the allegations that the Arab coalition aircraft targeted prisons and detention centers turned into an explicit acknowledgment of turning the areas under its control into a large prison housing thousands of prisoners and the disappeared.

The Houthi militia has been accusing the Arab coalition of targeting detention centers and detention centers after some raids that hit sensitive military sites and caused great material losses to the militias, especially with regard to drones and ballistic missiles.

The number of detainees whose deaths the militias announced after those raids raises many questions about the number of prisons and the prisoners in them, whose numbers are estimated at "thousands" in one detention camp.

A few days ago, the Houthis accused the Arab coalition of targeting a prisoner detention center in Saada, the main stronghold of the militias, and that the raid resulted in the death and injury of more than one hundred people, which the coalition denied, stressing that the Houthis were behind the targeting incident.

This was not the first accusation in this context, as the militias accused the Arab coalition of bombing a prison in the Central Security Camp weeks ago and said that the raid resulted in killing and wounding hundreds, and accused it nearly two years ago of bombing a prison in the Military Police, as well as bombing a prison in Dhamar, all of which are incidents that confirm  Evidence for the Houthi militia standing behind it.

Politicians point out that international organizations that are quick to condemn the incident turn a blind eye to the number of victims who fall during these incidents, which confirm that the Houthi militias have transformed their areas of control with their various civil, military and security institutions into prisons and detention centers where thousands of innocent people are abducted and forcibly disappeared.

Observers of the Yemeni affairs do not rule out that the militias are seeking through these incidents to pressure to stop the air raids targeting their sites, weapons stores, and workshops for manufacturing drones and ballistic missiles, stressing at the same time the need to conduct urgent international investigations into the reasons for the presence of these large numbers of fighters.  The detainees are in those centers, which are multiplying on a daily basis.