Incident Report 9 – Deaths in Detention

The report, developed with Justice4Yemen Pact coalition members including AMA and SAM, reveals a significant increase in civilian deaths in Yemen’s detention facilities. Cases like Al- Hakimi’s death during Ramadan 2024 highlight the lack of transparency and accountability. Other cases, like Kamel and Abdullah Taleb detained by government forces, and Hassan Zaleel by Ansar Allah (Houthis) authorities, illustrate severe mistreatment and suspicious deaths, indicating broader systemic issues.

Despite legal prohibitions, torture and arbitrary detention persist, with authorities obstructing investigations. The report calls for impartial investigations, accountability, and legal reforms to prevent further violations.

Recommendations include immediate impartial investigations into deaths, strengthening legal safeguards, and continuing NGO documentation to build pressure for change. The critical role of Yemeni NGOs in raising awareness and international pressure is emphasized.

For full details, please see the report below.

An Arabic copy can be found at:

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