Houthi militia continues to kidnap a Yemeni academic

Gulf European Centre for Human Rights

 

Urgent Human Rights Report

 

Houthi militia continues to kidnap a Yemeni academic

29th April 2019

 

Reliable sources in Yemen informed the Gulf European Centre for Human Rights that the Houthi militia kidnapped Yemeni academics from their offices and had transferred them to unknown locations. The abduction of the academics is not the first time occurred in Yemen by the Houthi militia, which does not respect international laws.

The Houthi militia has a certain policy to suppress dissidents in Yemen, a policy of kidnapping and killing, but international organisations do not pay enough to confront a militia that believes in terrorism, extremism and murder in its policy toward dissidents.

GECHR would like to add that the crime of kidnapping is a serious social phenomenon because of its effects on the essence of social and human life, such as affecting freedom and personal security. Abduction is a serious and effective criminal act that involves the transfer of the abductee by the offender and his separation from his family and place of origin in a deliberate manner to maintain and monitor him/her. This is a systematic policy of the Houthi gangs in Yemen.

The Gulf European Centre for Human Rights condemns the kidnapping of the academic professor at the University of Sana'a and the Sana’a University's faculty members union Dr Al-Awami from the campus of the college by al-Houthi militia. GECHR is demanding their immediate release.

 

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