The Yemeni Human Rights Office in Sana’a condemns the Houthi arrest of school principals in the Capital Secretariat

 22/03/2020

Sana’a – Yemen 

The Human Rights Office denounced the kidnapping of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia for women, which violated all international and local norms and laws.

The office in a statement said, “The Houthi militias are fully responsible for what women are exposed to in militia prisons, as we call for the urgent release of the kidnappers and all the activists, the media, and politicians, men and women.”

the Houthi militia arrested 7 school principals in the capital, Sana’a, which were under its authority since 2014, without any legal reasons, taking them to an unknown destination.

The statement called “the United Nations, the Security Council, the Human Rights Council, the UN envoy, and all international organizations and agencies concerned with human rights, as well as local organizations, to document and condemn the Houthi’s arbitrary violations, grave crimes and murder of those kidnapped under torture.”

It stressed “to take a clear and frank stand against these violations, taking firm positions and urgent action, working to expedite the opening of an urgent and transparent investigation against these criminal violations committed by the Houthi militia against women.”

The statement called Houthi militia for un urgent release of the kidnapped school principals, the release of all abductees, especially women, in its prisons in the capital, Sana’a, and the rest of the provinces, stopping the killing of the kidnapped people under brutal torture and allowing the kidnappers to receive treatments.

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