“Rasd Coalition” Documents over 16,000 Arbitrary Detention, Abduction in Yemen, Slams GEE Report

Al-Houthi militia

Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (Rasd Coalition) today organized on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, a symposium on arbitrary detention in Yemen, the report of the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) and UN resolutions on Yemen, especially Resolution 2216.

During the symposium, Rasd Coalition referred to the arbitrary arrests being carried out by Al-Houthi militia since its coup against legitimacy in September 2014, which affected a number of politicians, human rights activists, journalists, media men, women and children for political, sectarian, religious and regional reasons.

According to the Yemeni news agency, Rasd Coalition documented the arrest and kidnapping of 16565, including 368 children, 98 women and 385 elderly people during the period from September 2104 to December 2018.
Rasd Coalition also reviewed the activities of some UN organizations and affiliated bodies in Yemen that provide support to Al-Houthi militias directly or indirectly, and that UNDP has delivered 20 4×4 vehicles to Al-Houthis, arguing that they would facilitate demining efforts, while these cars will be used by Al-Houthi militias to fight Yemenis.