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Houthis kidnap, torture, blackmail women in Yemen: sources

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Thirty-five women were abducted by Houthi militias from various neighborhoods of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on charges of facing soft war, security sources said on Sunday.

The sources pointed out that the infiltration teams belonging to the Houthi militias raid their homes and kidnap the women, noting that some of them were aged 50 to 60 years old, adding that these teams had confiscated the funds and jewelry of the women.

The sources added that the militias of Houthi leader Sultan Zabal, who was appointed as director of criminal investigation, had detained dozens of women and refused to give any information about them to their families.

The sources confirmed that the Houthi militias had brutally tortured the women, while no one dares to denounced their acts, as they fear the Houthis.

Moreover, the sources said that the Houthi militias had force the women to confess to false charges of prostitution and what they call the soft war, adding that the militias had taken pictures of them in embarrassing situations and threatened to publish their pictures unless they join them.

The sources called on the international human rights organizations working in Yemen to intervene to put an end to heinous violations against women in the Houthi prisons.
Last Modified: Sunday، 21 October 2018 11:56 PM
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