scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 06:00 am

Yemen: Migrants Burned To Death In Sana'a Detention Center, International Probe Should Be Opened

Yemen: Migrants Burned To Death In Sana'a Detention Center, International Probe Should Be Opened
A fire that erupted in a detention center in the capital, Sana'a, was reportedly caused by the Houthis, has killed several migrants and injured many others, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement, expressing grave concern. According to ...

A fire that erupted in a detention center in the capital, Sana'a, was reportedly caused by the Houthis, has killed several migrants and injured many others, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said in a statement, expressing grave concern.According to initial reports, this caused a large fire that killed more than 16 migrants and caused around 200 others who were severely injured.According to information collected by Euro-Med Monitor’s field sources, which matched survivors’ testimonies, hundreds of immigrants of African nationalities from the “Immigration, Passports and Naturalization Authority Immigration Holding Facility” in Sana'a entered a hunger strike to protest their detention and ill-treatment.The sources said on Sunday, March 7th, armed members from the Houthi group tried to end the detainees' strike by force, which led to clashes between the two parties.

The Houthis must provide the necessary medical care for the injured, end the arbitrary detention of thousands of migrants, and close all detention centers that do not meet the basic requirements for a decent life under the relevant international standards.All the available evidence indicates a horrific crime took place where innocent immigrants were killed.

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