Yemen: Rights Radar calls on Houthi militia to release the abductees from Beit Al-Khadhr, Al-Bayda, and ensure their safety.
Rights Radar Organization for Human Rights based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has called on Houthi militia to release all the abductees from Beit Al-Khadhr, located in Al-Sawadia district in Al-Bayda governorate, central Yemen, which is under the control of the militia.
Rights Radar also calls on Houthi militia to put an end to all the abuses committed against the people living in the villages of Beit Al-Khadhr, which have been ongoing since May 9th.
According to local sources in Al-Sawadia district, Houthi militia launched a military campaign against the homes of residents, using military vehicles, imposing a siege and blocking all roads and outlets leading to Beit Al-Khadhr.
The local sources added that Houthi militants have carried out a series of abuses, including breaking into homes and firing random shots, as well as looting and stealing some properties. This has resulted in spreading fear and terror among women and children.
These local sources confirmed to Rights Radar that Houthi militants have abducted more than 45 citizens and most of them are elderly. Although some of them have been released later, others are still abducted. They face bad conditions that make it difficult to be aware of their psychological and physical health.
The families of the abductees fear that they may be subjected to torture by Houthis as long as their fate remains unknown. The militia still prevents them from being visited by their families and does not provide them with the necessary medical care. It also bears full responsibility for any psychological health implications that the abductees may suffer, as well as preserving their lives and safety.
Due to the continued crime of abduction and enforced disappearance, Rights Radar calls on the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, to quickly intervene to save the lives of the abductees from Beit Al-Khadhr and ensure their safety.
Rights Radar also calls on the international human rights organizations to exert the necessary pressure to limit any abuses committed against civilians in Beit Al-Khadhr district of Al-Bayda Governorate, and Yemen in general, and oblige the Houthis to respect the international laws and conventions criminalizing anything that violates human life and dignity.