Houthis hold hundreds of Yemeni women on political charges, Gov't says

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2020-11-26 | Since 8 Month

Muammar Al-Eryani

RIYADH (Debriefer)--The Yemeni government on Wednesday accused the Houthi group of arresting hundreds of women on political charges, urging organisations defending the rights of women to condemn the Houthi terrorism and to pressure the group to release all female detainees.
We remember thousands of Yemeni women suffering in Houthi-controlled regions, information minister, Muammar Al-Eryani, said on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
"There are hundreds of women detained on political charges for years inside illegal Houthi jails. They have been subjected to all types of violence, abuses and physical and psychological torture," he wrote on Twitter.
Houthi officials responsible for crimes against humanity should be prosecuted, he said.
Last year, world news agencies said the Houthi group was holding tens of women without trial.
The women were kidnapped and arrested on charges of prostitution and cooperation with a Saudi-led coalition fighting in the country, the reports said, pointing out that the women abused, includign sexually.


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