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Kidnappers tell horrific details of torture in the prisons of the Houthi militia





The Yemeni Organization for Prisoners and Abductees organized today in Marib, the first hearing session for six of the kidnapped persons released from the prisons of the Houthi coup militia, as part of the prisoner exchange deal that took place last week under the auspices of the United Nations, in the presence of a number of correspondents of the media, human rights defenders and representatives of humanitarian organizations to prove their condition and record their testimonies.

In the session, the kidnappers presented Khaled al-Nahari, Abdul Jalil al-Jaradi, Muhammad Shahabeen, Essam al-Zindani, Bakil al-Khalidi Bilal al-Qas, and Haiz Hajil, brief testimonies of the violations and crimes of torture they were subjected to since their abduction from their workplaces and from the roads until their release.

The six victims gave a brief overview of the most prominent pictures of physical and psychological torture that they were subjected to since the first moments of their abduction, and in prisons, the most important of which are suspension and beatings with sticks, hands and feet during the one interrogation session that lasts for several days without sleeping, eating or drinking, on the head, spine, kidneys and rib cage. The joints and bones of the hands and feet, which caused disabilities, slips, and fractures, gave them electric shocks, imprisoned them in dark rooms for several months and then brought them out to rooms with very strong lighting that affected their nerves and eyes, as well as putting them in cells collectively after the torture sessions that do not accommodate one person and are placed in them Three to four kidnappers, and they showed a number of signs of torture that are still visible on their thin bodies.

The kidnappers referred to the methods of psychological torture that they were subjected to by the Houthi coup militia from the moment of their abduction of intimidation, insult, threats of death and liquidation, and their threat to bring their children, mothers and wives to torture them in front of them to force them to confess to crimes they did not commit, in addition to depriving them of sleep, eating and drinking, and giving them water in prisons. They are prevented from using toilets except once a day, washing once a week, forcibly concealing them for years from their families, preventing visits from their families, and if they allow it for no more than five minutes, they get it after several months of dealing and pressure, as well as trying some of them in courts. Comic and issuing decisions to execute them.

The victims asserted that the Houthi militia, which practiced all kinds of physical and psychological torture on them, which led to their various and chronic diseases, also deliberately deprived them of treatment or allowed them to receive treatment from their families, and the militia supervisors in prisons took many remittances from prisoners from their families who were pressing Prisoners have to call their families to send them in the name of the supervisors, in order to buy some of their food needs and some painkillers, but the supervisors are lashing out at them.

Some of the victims referred to the violations they were subjected to by the Prisoners Committee after receiving them, as they were negotiating their release, as investigations continued with them and beatings, and some of them were trampled on their faces by the vice-president of the Prisoners Committee of the militia called Al-Murtada, in order to humiliate them.

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