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Teachers Syndicate: Houthi militia has killed more than 1,500 teachers since 2014

A report issued by the Yemeni Teachers Syndicate revealed that 1,580 teachers and educators were killed in areas controlled by the Houthi armed group, during the period from October 24, 2014 to December 30, 2021.

Publicizing the report came in an event held by the union; Today, Thursday, in the city of Marib, prepared by its monitoring team, entitled “The Hidden Crime”, which monitors the effects of the war on the education sector and what is related to it.

For his part, a member of the Supreme Administrative Board of the Teachers Syndicate, Fouad Barboud, reviewed a number of violations that affected educators and teachers, and they varied between killing, injury, arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture, assassination, issuance of death warrants, displacement, displacement, bombing of homes, and arbitrary dismissal, in addition to.

He added that educational institutions were partially or completely destroyed, seized and turned into military barracks, student recruitment and other violations.

Barboud said that the Houthi militia deals with education with political orientations and employs it for military purposes, and works to make the curriculum texts primarily serve the Houthi agenda with all its orientations, glorify the group’s leaders, play the sectarian chord and nurture hostility based on instilling hatred and a spirit of revenge among the Yemenis themselves and their neighbors to serve Iranian project.

He pointed out that the union, in its report, monitored 1,582 cases of killing among educators, including 81 school principals, and that 21 teachers have been assassinated since the beginning of the year 2015, including 12 teachers who were assassinated in areas controlled by the Houthi armed group, and that more than 2,642 teachers were subjected to various injuries. In addition, 1173 teachers were arrested and kidnapped, including about 170 cases of enforced disappearance.

A member of the Supreme Administrative Board of the Barbud Teachers Union confirmed that a Houthi court issued death sentences against 10 kidnapped educators in its prisons in Sana’a, including a school principal, indicating that 621 cases of physical and psychological torture against teachers were monitored, and that 22 teachers were killed under torture in Houthi prisons, in addition to the bombing of 25 About 681 educators’ homes were seized and confiscated, and that 60% of the total workers in the educational sector had not received their salaries regularly for 4 years, and 924 educators were dismissed from their jobs, and replaced by Houthi elements.

For his part, the head of the Teachers Syndicate in Marib Governorate, Abdullah Al-Bazli, said that the education sector was subjected to a systematic process of destruction by the Houthi militia during the war years, noting the suffering experienced by teachers and educators as a result of the continuation of the war and the interruption of their salaries for which they do not have an alternative source of income.

Al-Bazli added that education should be taken for granted, which should not be touched or violated by all parties and should be neutralized in order to build a conscious generation.

In addition, Aisha Al-Hamami, a member of the Administrative Board of the Capital Municipality, said that for eight years, the teacher has not been given any of his rights, whether in the areas under the control of the Houthi militia or the liberated areas.

Al-Hamami added that she is among the teachers whose salaries have been stopped completely, and she was dismissed from her job in Sanaa and replaced by employees affiliated with the Houthi group.

For his part, Khaled Al-Nahari, the former director of Al-Fateh International Schools, and the kidnapped liberator from militia prisons, spoke about the methods of physical and psychological torture he and a group of teachers were subjected to kidnapped by the Houthi militia.

Al-Nahari indicated that these methods varied between electrocution, hanging with hands and feet with iron chains, imprisonment in solitary cells, threats of slaughter, threats of kidnapping and killing of children and relatives, insults, insults, outrages upon dignity, and others.

The Secretary-General of the Syndicate, the Capital Municipality Branch, Adel Al-Shujaa, called on the legitimate government to quickly pay the salaries of the rest of the displaced in Marib Governorate, as well as pay the salaries of all the displaced in the Republic, and pay attention to the teachers who are leading the intellectual battle against the Iranian Houthi project.


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