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The UN Panel of Eminent International Experts on Yemen said that there is reasonable evidence that Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the Houthis, the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council have committed war crimes and other violations in Yemen.


The Houthi authorities released the Yemeni journalist, Salah al-Qaidi who was detained in the Political Security prison in the capital, Sanaa, after years of arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment.

The Houthi-controlled Specialized Criminal Court issued a death sentence against journalists Abd al-Khaleq Imran, Tawfiq al-Mansuri, Harith Hamid, Akram al-Walidi. It also issued prison sentences against  six other journalists: Salah al-Qadi, Hassan Annab, Haitham al-Shehab, Hisham Tarmum, and Hisham al-Yousifi , Issam Belghith. All
The Houthi court's decision comes five years after the kidnapping and disappearance of the journalists in Sana'a, and their exposure to torture and inhumane conditions of detention, according to testimonies from their families.

Our concerns
  • Gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by all parties to the conflict, including foreign actors;
  • Unprecedented humanitarian crisis, aggravated by the blockade imposed by the Saudi coalition and by the restrictions and diversion of humanitarian aid by the Houthi forces;
  • Continued, systematic and widespread practice of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture by all parties;
  • Impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity.


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