The Human Rights Information and Rehabilitation Center Hritc said that it had documented more than 31,000 violations against civilians in Taiz Governorate (southwest of Yemen), during the years of the siege imposed by the Houthi militia on the governorate for seven years.
31,178 cases of violation from March 21, 2015 to April 30, 2022
The Information Center stated in a report issued on Tuesday, entitled: “Taiz… the Siege of Death,” that it had documented 31,178 cases of violations from March 21, 2015 to April 30, 2022, distributed between killing, injuries, kidnapping, displacement and destruction of public and private property, most of which were directly committed by the Houthi militia. .
The report indicated that the number of civilians killed reached 3,988, including 855 children and 458 women, in addition to the number of wounded, which numbered 17,688 civilians, including 2,063 children and 2,640 women.
He stated that most of the victims were killed by mines and explosive devices planted by the Houthi militia, as tens of thousands of mines claimed the lives of about 776 civilians, according to the findings of the center’s field monitoring team, including 37 children and 23 women, and injured 1,274 civilians, including 60 children and 27 women.
The cases of kidnapping amounted to 473 civilians, 175 cases of enforced disappearance, 895 cases of arbitrary detention and 98 cases of torture, many of which resulted in death or permanent disability, complete paralysis or insanity and psychological state, 88 cases of assault on civilians, and 75 violations of freedom of opinion and expression.
The report quoted various reports, the most important of which is the reports of the International Organization for Migration, which documented the forced displacement of the Houthi militia and the displacement of about 4,050 families.
The report revealed that a total of 580 public properties were affected by the violation, 11 buildings were blown up, 86 buildings and public facilities were destroyed, 60 facilities and buildings were completely damaged, and 375 others were partially damaged, 22 public properties were looted, stormed and looted, and 26 public vehicles were damaged.
While the total private property affected by the violation amounted to about 3,068 properties, 164 homes were blown up, 192 homes and private establishments were destroyed, 268 establishments and homes were completely damaged, and 1,831 others were partially damaged. About 39 homes and establishments were stormed and looted, 402 private vehicles were damaged, and 172 other cases of violations of private property were monitored, according to the report. .