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By the Numbers… Report Reveals Crimes and Atrocities of Houthi Terrorist Militias in Less Than a Year

Yesterday, the National Committee for Investigating Human Rights Violations released its 11th periodic report on its activities in monitoring, documenting. and investigating from August 2022 to July 2023.

The committee, supported by the United Nations, documented 2,997 cases of violations in the country. resulting in more than 3,000 civilian casualties, including deaths and injuries.

According to the report published by Aden Time, the total number of cases investigated was 782 incidents of killing and injuring civilians. resulting in 288 deaths, including 21 women and 48 children, and 657 injuries, including 151 children and 52 women.

The responsibility for these violations was distributed among the parties to the armed conflict, with 217 deaths and 502 injuries attributed to the Houthi terrorist militias. while the remaining violations were attributed to other parties.

The report also documented 117 cases of recruiting children under the age of 18, of which 116 cases were attributed to the Houthi militias.

The Houthi militias were responsible for 161 cases of individual mine explosions, resulting in 55 deaths, including 3 women and 11 children, and 124 injuries. including 6 women and 26 children, all of which were committed by the Houthis.

The report investigated 23 cases of assault and damage to cultural and historical properties in various regions, including Hodeidah. with 18 cases directly attributed to the Houthi terrorist militias.

 also highlighted 66 cases of forced collective and individual displacement in various areas of Yemen, with 52 cases committed by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

 stated that it had concluded investigations into 76 cases of extrajudicial killings committed by various parties in different regions of Yemen. with the Houthi militias being responsible for 35 cases.

The report recorded 689 cases of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance committed by various parties in all regions of Yemen. with the majority attributed to the Houthi militias, totaling 516 cases. In addition. 15 individuals were subjected to torture and inhumane and degrading treatment by the rebel militias.

also documented 20 cases of house bombings. with this type of violation being exclusively attributed to the Houthi militias.

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Furthermore, the report documented 6 cases of assault on freedom of opinion and expression, committed by various parties in various regions of Yemen. with 3 of them being attributed to the Houthi militias.

It is worth noting that the total violations documented by the National Committee for Investigating Human Rights Violations during its work since January 2016 amounted to 25,511 cases of violations. with a total of 48,866 civilian victims.

In its report, the National Committee called on the Houthi militias to comply with international humanitarian law and international human rights law in protecting civilians in all Yemeni regions and refraining from indiscriminate attacks.

The investigation committee urged the international community, concerned with human rights in Yemen, to condemn human rights violations. name the violator, increase humanitarian aid to Yemen, and assist the legitimate government in fulfilling its legal obligations.

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It’s worth noting that a presidential decree was issued two weeks ago to extend the work of the National Committee for Investigating Human Rights Violations for a renewable two-year period, according to the government-run Saba Agency.

The National Committee is the national entity authorized to investigate allegations of human rights violations in Yemen. recognized internationally. and supported by the Human Rights Council.

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