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Released journalists recount torture in Houthi prisons
[03/12/2020 05:48]
MARIB-SABA
The released journalists from Houthi militia's prisons Hisham Tarmoum, Hassan Annab, Isam Balghaith and Hisham al-Yousofi have revealed different types of torture they were subjected to in Houthi militia detentions.

They underwent psychological and physical torture since early hours of kidnaping them until their release, according to them.

In the hearing session organized by Yemeni Journalist Syndicate in cooperation with the National Organization for Yemeni Media men on Thursday here, the journalists talked about barbaric treatment by Houthi militia against prisoners.

Some of them sustain setbacks from time to time after being released over psychological and physical torture as were deprived from any form of healthcare.

The journalists reviewed types of torture they were subjected to in Houthi militia's detentions like terrifying, threatening of killing, putting them in weapon warehouses to be subjected to jets' bombardment, depriving them from sleeping, food and water, giving them wastes of food and dirty water and giving them unsuitable medicines to loose health.

The journalists also revealed other types of physical torture like hanging for long periods, hitting by sticks, kicking, punching and humiliation during interrogation sessions almost daily during the first year of detention.

According to the released journalists, they were kept in dark rooms for weeks and sometimes are prisoned in basements were sanitation water leaks. The militia used to convey bad news on their fate in the prisons to their relatives and convey bad news on their relatives to them just for psychological torture.

The journalists directed a call to the whole world for imminent interference for rescuing the lives of other journalists who still suffer different forms of torture in Houthi militia's detentions.


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