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Hanna Lahoud was a staffer in charge of the ICRC's detention program in Yemen. The Lebanese national was on his way to visit a prison when a group of unknown armed men attacked the car he was in, the aid group said. Lahoud was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Asmaa al-Omeissy, 22, was sentenced on charges of “conspiracy and espionage” in favor of one of the countries linked to the coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen. Omeissy, is currently in a Houthi prison in Sanaa facing death and a mother of two children. Observers say she is just of example of ...

MEDIA reports on 17 April stated that 18 Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants had been released from a prison in Yemen's Al-Bayda governorate by Ansar Allah militants in a deal negotiated between the two groups on an earlier unspecified date, Middle East Monitor reported. In a statement ...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed that Yemen's UAE-backed ex-officials based in Aden detain and brutally abuse African refugees passing ... former Yemeni officials controlling Aden “torture, rape and execute” the refugees from the Horn of Africa in a detention center and forcibly deport them out to ...
... in Al-Bayda governorate, southern Yemen, between the Houthis, AQAP and the Saudi-led coalition. However, a statement published via AQAP's open source network on Saturday claimed the 18 prisoners in Al-Bayda “attacked” prison guards and escaped without any mention of Houthi involvement.
ADEN, Yemen, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen inmates of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch managed to escape from a prison controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels ... Scores of al-Qaida militants are engaged in the ongoing fighting against the Shiite Houthis in al-Bayda province and other Yemeni provinces.

Yemeni activists have circulated images showing hundreds of Yemeni expatriates being detained in dire conditions in a Saudi prison. The activists said on Saturday that the photographs were taken inside Al-Shamsi prison as part of the Kingdom's massive deportation campaign against violators of the ...
A Yemeni militia backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been accused of kidnapping several young "northerners" in the southern port city of Aden, ... on accounts from former detainees, lawyers and Yemeni officials, AP reported that there were at least 18 clandestine prisons across southern Yemen ...
Yemen's Abductees Mothers Association held an event on the Arab Mother's Day, March 21, in Maarib for the mothers of the men imprisoned by the Houthi ... Ibrahim Mohy el-Din, who managed to escape a Houthi prison, joined the event and read some poetic verses about his experiences and how he felt ...
Tajzadeh was released from Tehran's notorious Evin Prison in 2014, and has since become known for opposing conservatives and the IRGC. ... Yemen is not occupied by ISIS and it has no holy places; it is not a neighbor of Israel to be considered as a part of the Islamic Republic's strategic sphere…
... Mike Lee · Michael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump's immigration framework Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections Grassley 'incensed' by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation MORE (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy · Christopher ...
The impending genocide in Yemen and Gaza can be blamed on our two client states, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Both countries are rigid ... If you are not a Jew in the West Bank, your house is destroyed, your olive trees cut down, and your children face rubber bullets or jail for protesting. But Yemen and Gaza ...
11, participants will lay 5,000 flowers on the White House lawn in memory of Yemeni children killed or injured as a result of U.S.-supported Saudi war on Yemen. The event, hosted by grassroots Muslim group MPower Change, is in support of a bipartisan resolution Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Mike ...
“In no part of the constitution is more wisdom to be found,” wrote James Madison, “than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace to the legislature, and not to the executive department.” Madison, the chief architect of our Constitution, would know. He understood that the executive branch is ...
In March 2015, the Saudis and their Sunni allies in the region attacked the Iran-backed Houthi armed group that then controlled most of Yemen. ... While Saudi Arabia continues to restrict access to the Houthi-controlled north – where airstrikes are being conducted – the Yemeni government has allowed ...
... has sentenced a Yemeni man to 10 years in prison on charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda and accusing the Saudi and Kuwaiti governments of blasphemy. ... court found “the defendant guilty of belonging to Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Yemen and planning to travel there to pledge allegiance to its leader”.
Three Pakistani fishermen are said to be languishing in a Yemeni prison for more than a decade, DawnNews reported on Sunday. ... Family members of Imam Baksh said Yemeni authorities had reportedly arrested 11 fishermen when they allegedly drifted into Yemen's territorial water after losing way in the ...

Civil war has overtaken Yemen since early 2015 when Houthi rebels took over the capital of Sanaa and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled to the southern city of Aden. Saudi Arabia, concerned about Iran's support of the Houthis in a neighboring country, formed a coalition and intervened in support of ...
Currently, seven Baha'is are in prison in Sana'a and have been denied basic human rights. Among them, Hamed bin Haydara has been held the longest. Mr. Haydara was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana'a, Yemen, on 2 January 2018. He has been in prison since December ...
A destructive pattern of zero-sum politics has plunged Yemen into ever deeper poverty and desolation, the United Nations envoy for the war-torn country said Tuesday, emphasizing that while the UN and the wider international community can try to bring about a favourable environment for a path to peace, ...
A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. Nabeel Rajab's sentencing marks the latest chapter in a yearslong ...
Abu Dhabi is responsible for training tens of thousands of Yemeni troops in the south and importing hundreds of highly skilled mercenaries from South America to fight on its behalf. The UAE is operating a network of torture prisons in southern Yemen, where thousands of terror suspects are “disappearing” ...
In an important breakthrough in the Yemen conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been given access to prisons in Aden and Sana'a. Hailing the decision yesterday, the organisation said it will allow families to discover the fate of their loved ones. “We are encouraged by the visits ...
... are 64 Egyptian detainees including suicide bomber Talha Hisham Mohammed Abdo who tried to explode a mosque in Al-Ahsa. When they were discovered, his partner exploded himself and the Egyptian terrorist sustained serious injuries of which he was treated at the hospital and later sent to prison.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo has overseen U.S. intelligence collection in Yemen in a campaign closely intertwined with the United Arab Emirates. ... On June 22, two more appeared: A Human Rights Watch investigation noted the existence of 11 informal prisons and claims that detainees were being ...
Since the Huthi armed group and its allies took control of large parts of Yemen in late 2014, thousands of people have been arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, and tortured on the basis of their perceived political allegiance or religious beliefs, rights groups say. Amnesty International and other local ...
Yemeni families were desperately searching for male relatives in the shattered country after its former president was killed. ... “If the men talk to the Houthis, they go to jail. ... Its members had spent plenty of time outside prison gates in Yemen seeking information about missing relatives before they united.
Currently, seven Baha'is are in prison in Sana'a and have been denied basic human rights. Among them, Hamed bin Haydara has been held the longest. Mr. Haydara was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana'a, Yemen, on 2 January 2018. He has been in prison since December ...
Currently, seven Baha'is are in prison in Sana'a and have been denied basic human rights. Among them, Hamed bin Haydara has been held the longest. Mr. Haydara was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Sana'a, Yemen, on 2 January 2018. He has been in prison since December ...
A destructive pattern of zero-sum politics has plunged Yemen into ever deeper poverty and desolation, the United Nations envoy for the war-torn country said Tuesday, emphasizing that while the UN and the wider international community can try to bring about a favourable environment for a path to peace, ...
Yemen foils operation to smuggle weapons from Sanaa ... The detainees were put in jail for interrogation and to take the necessary action against them. ... The Arab coalition forces in Yemen launched dozens of raids on weapon storehouses and military barracks belonging to the Houthi militias in a number ...
Before the Houthis took over Sanaa in September 2014, Yemen's National Security Bureau arrested Haydara in December 2013 and held him in a detention center in Sanaa for nearly a year. Officers allegedly beat him and subjected Haydara to electric shock and other forms of torture and ill-treatment.
TAIZ, Yemen - Women are being increasingly used by smugglers in Yemen to bypass military checkpoints because male personnel are often ... gangs to resort to exploiting vulnerable women to do the work, according to Nabil Fadhil, the head of the Yemeni Organisation for Combating Human Trafficking.
26 (Xinhua) -- The Yemeni government forces launched on Monday a new military operation against hideouts of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch in the ... several villages in Abyan and in the neighboring southeastern province of Shabwa, with more than 50 of them arrested and moved to prisons in Aden.
Yemeni families were desperately searching for male relatives in the shattered country after its former president was killed. ... “If the men talk to the Houthis, they go to jail. ... Its members had spent plenty of time outside prison gates in Yemen seeking information about missing relatives before they united.
Dubai (AFP) - Jailed high-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was Wednesday sentenced to a further five years in prison over tweets critical of the Saudi-led intervention in the Yemen war, a judicial source and human rights groups said. Rajab, a leading figure in 2011 protests against the Gulf state's ...
Marib, Yemen: The clang of jackhammers and excavators fills the streets of Marib, an oil-rich Yemeni boomtown once accustomed to the sounds of war, ... checkpoint," said Amina al-Ayashi, 55, describing a circuitous route to Sanaa, where her son, journalist Taufiq, is in a Al Houthi jail as the rebels crack ...
A court in Bahrain has convicted political activist Nabeel Rajab and sentenced him to five years in prison, for his comments online denouncing Saudi Arabia's role in the war in Yemen and for criticising prison abuse in his country. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights said Rajab was convicted on ...
19 (Xinhua) -- A total of 23 militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch were killed in armed confrontations with Yemeni government forces ... from several villages in Abyan and in the neighboring southeastern province of Shabwa, with more than 50 of them arrested and moved to prisons in Aden.
After they took away her uncle, she helped set up Mothers of the Abductees, who go from jail to jail demanding information on thousands similarly seized. Yemen is a pretty disastrous place. As with Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring has been followed by war, a multi-factional conflict. None of the sides, nor ...
Abu Dhabi is responsible for training tens of thousands of Yemeni troops in the south and importing hundreds of highly skilled mercenaries from South America to fight on its behalf. The UAE is operating a network of torture prisons in southern Yemen, where thousands of terror suspects are “disappearing” ...
In an important breakthrough in the Yemen conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have been given access to prisons in Aden and Sana'a. Hailing the decision yesterday, the organisation said it will allow families to discover the fate of their loved ones. “We are encouraged by the visits ...
A Yemeni army soldier stands guard as he secures a street in Mansoura, Yemen. (Reuters). Jeddah - Saeed al-Abyadh. Yemen Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari praised Saudi Arabia for supporting his ministry, crediting it with helping it restore normal operation. He told Asharq Al-Awsat: “Had it not been ...
... are 64 Egyptian detainees including suicide bomber Talha Hisham Mohammed Abdo who tried to explode a mosque in Al-Ahsa. When they were discovered, his partner exploded himself and the Egyptian terrorist sustained serious injuries of which he was treated at the hospital and later sent to prison.
Al-Awda, who publicly supported the Saudi-led war in neighboring Yemen, was instructed to express support for a regional blockade of Qatar, a family ... The cleric has traveled a long road since the 1990s, when he spent time in jail after becoming involved with the “Islamic Awakening” movement that ...
A Saudi court has sentenced human rights activists Mohammad al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi to 14 and seven years in prison respectively, rights group ... Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents ...
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been aiding Yemen well — for a long time, both domestically within Saudi Arabia and within the country. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given the Central Bank $2 billion to support the Yemeni currency. This is the second donation. The first one was done in 2014, before ...
January 11 marked the 16th anniversary of the date that the first prisoners were transferred to the US prison in Guantanamo, Cuba. ... Arab Emirates, a member of the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition, operates a network of secret prisons in Southern Yemen, where prisoners are subjected to extreme torture.
Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck three apartment buildings in Sanaa on August 25, 2017, killing at least 16 civilians, including seven children, and wounding another 17, including eight children. After an international outcry, the coalition admitted to carrying out the attack, but provided no details on the ...
Saudi Arabia has violated international humanitarian law in Yemen and unjustly jailed activists peacefully seeking social reforms, a human rights group said ... activists have been convicted on "vague charges arising from their peaceful activities" and were slapped with lengthy prison sentences, HRW said.


 

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