Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms: 866 Houthi abuses against tribal chieftains

The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms unveiled on Saturday it had documented 866 Houth abuses against tribal chieftains in 13 Yemeni governorates in the period spanning from January 1, 2016 to March 3, 2021.

The abuses varied widely including murder, physical elimination, dragging the body of the slain, wounding, burning corpses, torture, blowing up houses, seizure of properties and forced displacement of the tribal figures.

The governorates where the crimes occurred include Sana’a governorate, Sana’a city, Amran, Hajjah, Saadah, Raymah, Dhamar, Ibb, Taiz, and Beidha.

Forty one tribal chiftains were shot dead before their wives and children, 16 people were killed and their bodies were mutilated and dragged, and nine people were run over by military trucks.

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