Yemeni Rights Coalition Reports 73 Houthi Violations of Human Rights in 7 Weeks
TUE, 01/05/2021 - 18:51
Yemen's "Rasd Coalition" for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) said that the Houthi insurgents committed 73 violations against civilians in Sallah, Al Qahera, and Al Modafer districts in the city of Taiz, from November 1 to December 19.
The report shed light on indiscriminate shelling launched by the Houthi militia on densely populated areas that killed 11 civilians, including 6 children, and wounded 37 others, 21 of whom were children, in addition to four females.
YCMHRV revealed that the children who were victims of the Houthi shelling represent 55 percent of total casualties and 57 percent of total injuries. According to Rasd, this marks a dangerous indicator of the flagrant violations against children in Taiz by Houthis.
The shelling caused collateral damage to 11 homes, 5 stores, and three vehicles, according to the report.
YCMHRV ‘s Executive Director Mutahir Al-Butheji told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the report entitled “Non-stop Shelling” is a human rights report that monitors flagrant violations committed by Houthis against civilians in Taiz.
Butheji said that releasing the report comes on the basis of investigative monitoring made by the alliance's team in Taiz in five populated areas targeted by the militia from their positions.
He reiterated that these are “imprescriptible crimes, stressing that the perpetrators will sooner or later be prosecuted and brought to justice.”