UAE Troops Torture & Sexually Abuse Yemeni Detainees: Reports

Donate

UAE Troops Torture & Sexually Abuse Yemeni Detainees: Reports

Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

Yemeni detainees suffer from torture, sexual abuse and other kind of ill-treatment by UAE soldiers, the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva says adding that it has requested access to the prisons, but has not been allowed in so far.

“We have engaged with U.A.E. government on this issue and requested access to U.A.E.-run prisons in the country but to date we have not been granted access,” A spoeskersmon for the UN Rights Office Liz Throssell spoke to the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency on July 4.

“From the initial information that our office in Yemen has managed to gather, we have reason to believe that a number of Yemeni detainees have been subjected to ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse by UAE soldiers.”

Throssell added that the UN Human Rights Office will further monitor this situation and may implement some steps in response.

In late June, Associated Press investigation revealed that up to 2,000 of detainees held by UAE forces in Yemen were subjected to torture and abuse. The news agency said that Yemeni guards, commanded by UAE officers, sexually violated detainees with wooden and steel poles filming these acts.

According to Associated Press data, the UAE and forces allied to the Sudi-UAE-led coalition run at least 18 secret prisons run across southern Yemen. However, The UAE denied this report saying there are no secret facilities or torture.

Since 2015, the UAE has been actively participating in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. Currently, UAE forces and UAE-backed forces are involved in the stalled offensive on the Houthis-held port city of al-Hudaydah.

Donate

SouthFront

Do you like this content? Consider helping us!

  • Night Wind

    It sounds like the UAE isn’t behaving much differently than they did in Bahrain and Libya.

  • potcracker2588

    so whats new…animals behave like animals…hence saudi,israel,usa,UK,bahrain welcome to the VIP club of human animals…entry fee torture,rape kill

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Welp Wahhabi and Salafi animals always act like this as they are not much more than simpleminded rats.

  • Siegfried

    “UAE Troops Torture & Sexually Abuse Yemeni Detainees: Reports”
    Typically behavior for WAHHABI animals . And then complain about Americans in Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo :))

    • Barba_Papa

      Thing is though, wahabists don’t claim to be morally superior. ISIS proudly showcases its brutalities. The West however always maintained it was morally superior, always bitched and moaned about human rights. Standards are therefore higher when it comes to higher hanging fruit. And when the mighty fall they make a bigger impact.

  • Smaug

    I’m sure all the different sides of the war in Yemen do all sorts of things behind closed doors. It’s the Arab world.

    • Mike

      Fuck off with your apologizing of an invading force you piece of of shit.

    • Mike

      Again fuck off jihadi supporting Rosenberg, your country is a terrorist invading settler state, you and your salafist friends are part of the same satanic death cult scum.

    • Sinbad2

      But not just Arabs, Turks also seem to like raping little boys, and Jews are always in the news for molesting children.
      Is it in their genes, or is it their upbringing?