Yemen –Yemen human rights group readies report on war violations for global monitors in Geneva

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Location: Aden – Yemen

Language: Arabic

Duration: 00:02:12

Sound: natural

Source: A24 in Aden

Restrictions: A24 subscribers

Date: 29/08/ 2022

Storyline:

The National Commission of Inquiry to investigate allegations of human rights violations held a press conference Monday in Yemen’s temporary capital Aden.

The National Commission will participate in the activities of the upcoming session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

During the conference, the commission reviewed its tenth periodic report covering its work from July 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, calling attention to violations committed during the mentioned period.

The commission documented  40 violations related to humanitarian or human rights law, including targeting buildings, detonating mines, demolishing houses, and recruiting child soldiers. The commission also mentioned other issues related to human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and attacks on press freedoms.

The Chairman of the National Commission, Ahmed Saeed Al-Muflihi, emphasized his organization’s commitment to informing the public of the results of the National commission’s report on human rights cases in Yemen.

The commission surveyed and documented about 23,413 violations. At the same time, the number of victims reached 40,416 casualties during the conflict. The report noted difficulties and challenges faced by the commission, especially political developments during the period covered, mainly the transfer of power to the Presidential Leadership Council and provision of support from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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