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A human rights coalition documented 73 Houthi violations during 7 weeks in Taiz

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (Rasd) documented 73 violations and crimes against humanity committed by the Houthi militia against civilians, property and facilities in three districts in Taiz Governorate, during the period from November 1 to December 19.

The violations of the coup militias included the districts of Sala, Cairo, and Muzaffar, and varied between killing and injury and causing partial and total damage to 25 facilities and public properties, according to the report of the Human Rights Coalition.

The Rasd Alliance indicated that it documented the killing of 11 civilians, including 3 adult men, 6 children and two elderly men, in addition to the injury of 37 others, including 10 adult men, 21 children, 4 women and two elderly men, as a result of artillery shelling by the Houthi militia from their positions North and east of Taiz city, targeting a number of populated areas and vital facilities, during the mentioned period.

According to the statistics – according to the human rights report – the 25 children who were victims of Houthi artillery shelling during the reporting period constitute 55 per cent of the total number of dead and 57 per cent of the total number of wounded, which is – according to the Rasd Alliance. – “A dangerous indicator that reveals the gravity of the crime committed against childhood in Taiz and the genocide it is subjected to at the hands of the Houthi militia.”

The human rights team found that the Houthi artillery shelling of Taiz residential neighborhoods during the aforementioned period caused severe damage to 20 establishments and private properties, including 11 partially damaged houses and one completely destroyed, in addition to partial damage to 5 commercial stores and 3 vehicles owned by citizens, in It also resulted in disproportionate partial damage to 5 public facilities, including two health facilities, two mosques, and a sports club.

The Executive Director of the Rasd Alliance, Mutahir Al-Bdaji, explained to Al-Sharq al-Awsat that the report issued by the Human Rights Coalition entitled “Taiz Never-Stopped Bombing” is a qualitative rights report that monitors and refutes the serious violations of the Houthi militia against the civilian population and civilian objects in the densely populated city of Taiz during About 7 weeks.

This report comes – according to Al-Batiji – based on an investigative monitoring process conducted by members of the field work team of the Rassd Alliance in Taiz governorate, through a series of field visits that included 5 populated areas that were the target of artillery shelling from the Houthi militia headquarters in the north and east of the city.

Al-Batiji affirmed that the city of Taiz is still suffering from the siege and continuous indiscriminate bombing by the Houthi militia for six years, stressing that these crimes committed by the group “must not be subject to statute of limitations, and the perpetrators must be prosecuted and brought to justice sooner or later,” as he put it. .


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