Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons | 2018-07-13 | daily-sun.com

Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

    13 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

DUBAI: Human rights violations in a string of Yemeni prisons run by the United Arab Emirates could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday, reports AFP. 

It called for investigations by the UAE and allies including the United States into a network of unofficial prisons across southern Yemen where it said “egregious violations” have been committed, including enforced disappearances and torture.

“Ultimately these violations, which are taking place in the context of Yemen’s armed conflict, should be investigated as war crimes,” said Tirana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director.

“The UAE’s counter-terrorism partners, including the USA, must also take a stand against allegations of torture, including by investigating the role of US personnel in detention-related abuses in Yemen, and by refusing to use information that was likely obtained through torture or other ill-treatment.”

The UAE has denied involvement in prisons across southern Yemen.


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