Former UN expert on Yemen:UN envoy’s report on Yemen ignores violations of the government in the south
Paris- Fernando Carvajal who served in the UN Panel of Experts on Yemen from 2017 to 2019 said to AIJES that the current conflict in southern governor ate Shebwa has not only witnessed indiscriminate attacks on civilians protesting with live munitions, but it is now witnessing the extrajudicial detention and kidnappings of southern officials supporting the Southern Transitional Council STC and often the under age children of STC supporters wanted by government authorities. None of this has been mentioned by the UN Special Envoy during his briefings of the UN Security Council’ Carvajal added.
As the armed conflict expands in southern Yemen, human rights violations also continue to spread among waring parties, he said. The former UN expert noticed that The deployment of child soldiers in various fronts in the south is contributing to the humanitarian crisis even as international organizations have spent years advocating against the use of child recruits.
On the other hand local sources in Shabwa told the National Center For Human Rights NCHRDD in Yemen that the STC forces captured a number of children that recruited by the government forces and the Islamic armed militias allied with them.
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