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‎Cholera in Houthi Rebels' Prisons‎

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الأحد, 14 مايو, 2017 09:00 مساءً

Cholera epidemic has hit a prison in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. The prison has been held by ‎Houthi rebels and former president as a prison for political kidnappers and activists. ‎
 
‎"I received a message from inside the notorious Habra Prison says that cholera cases among ‎prisoners have rose from 4 to 24 in two days", Abdulrahman Berman who is a lawyer said. ‎
 
Berman quoted that the prisoners are suffering with continuous spread of the disease and sewage ‎that is still overflowing and fill the wards where prisoners are causing the spread of cholera and ‎diseases. ‎
 
He pointed out that Abu Ali, the prison's supervisor by Houthi rebels, has gathered kidnapped ‎universities'  professors, teachers and preachers from all the wards then transform them to the ‎worst place in the prison where darkness and sewage to torture and make them sick by diseases.
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‎"If a prisoner refuses the food that given by relatives because it was stolen by Houthi rebels, ‎prison's administration accuses that prisoner of having a cell phone then inspecting the ward, ‎throwing the cloths and mixing and staining them in order to prevent any other prisoner's ‎protesting", Berman added.

‎"Houthi rebels these days take out some of the prisoners to force them to say confessions they did ‎not do in front of cameras", according to Berman. ‎
 
This is what the Kidnappers' Mothers Association pointed out in a press release-AlMawqea Post ‎got one copy-  issued on Saturday. It highlighted the cholera epidemic outbreak among prisoners in ‎the prisons of the capital of Yemen, Sana'a.
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The Association pointed out that cholera epidemic has spread in Habra, the Central and Political ‎Security Prisons with tens of prisoners in a critical state of severe drought because of poor health ‎care and bad hospitals' conditions. ‎
 
The Association has called on the High Commissioners for Human Rights, the Red Cross and ‎Attorney General to save quickly the lives of its abducted sons, bring them to hospitals for urgent ‎treatment and to save lives of other prisoners out of infections. It also carried all international and ‎local human rights organizations and agencies and Attorney General to ensure the health security ‎of its all abducted sons who suffer from tens diseases and held illegally in Houthi rebels' prisons.‎
 
Militias of Houthis and Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former ousted president of Yemen, have been ‎holding for more than two years hundreds of politicians, activists and citizens, who have been ‎against them, and subjected to various forms of psychological and physical torture.‎
 
According to an official report by the Ministry of Human Rights, the militia has kidnapped more ‎than 16 thousand people since the coup against the legitimate government recognized ‎internationally and regionally in 2014, more than 90 people have died in coup's prisons because of ‎torture.‎
 
The World Health Organization confirmed the death of 51 people in Yemen due to cholera ‎outbreak in the country since April 27 last year, noting that there are 2,752 suspected cases of ‎cholera.
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Yemen is suffering from political and security chaos and the deterioration of health services due to ‎the coup of Houthi and the ousted president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, militias and siege of cities since ‎late 2014.‎
 


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