Houthi campaign kidnaps 100 Ethiopian immigrants from SaadaEnglish - الأربعاء 19 أكتوبر 2022 الساعة 09:08 م
The Houthi militia, Iran's arm in Yemen, carried out kidnapping campaigns against illegal immigrants of Ethiopian nationality, after their arrival in Saada Governorate.
According to human rights sources in Saada Governorate, militia military teams carried out a wide campaign in the governorate center and its districts, and arrested more than 100 African immigrants, most of whom hold Ethiopian citizenship, and took them to their places of detention.
The sources pointed out that the migrants arrived in Saada in batches coming from the southern and western coastal areas and on their way to the Saudi border, with the aim of searching for work and improving their standard of living, but the Houthi militias stopped the migrants and kidnapped them and transported them to unknown places.
Houthi leaders put pressure on the migrants, especially the young ones, to recruit them and involve them in the fighting fronts they run, in addition to offering false financial temptations with the aim of persuading them to participate in terrorist operations on the Saudi border.
During the past few days, the Houthi militias have promoted through their media that they are seizing dozens of African migrants who arrive in Saada and return them to detention and shelter centers in Sanaa in preparation for their deportation, she said. However, previous reports by Human Rights Watch revealed that Houthi militias forced the migrants to flee to the Saudi border and endanger their lives.