AFHR displays documentary films condemning Houthis

GENEVA, 21st September, 2016 (WAM) – The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) reviewed two documentary films condemning the Houthis on war crimes and gross violations against human rights in Yemen.

This came in the context of the federation’s participation in the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The seminar was held at the Swiss Press Club under the title of “The Case of Human Rights Violations and War Crimes in Yemen.”

During the event, the violations of the Houthi militia and Abdullah Saleh group were highlighted, particularly the planting of mines and the recruitment of children.

The participants called for international co-operation to counter the Houthi and Saleh forces’ threats in Yemen, especially to civilians.

Saddam Abu Essam, journalist and activist, focussed on the seriousness and risk posed by the mines planted in the residential areas, and noted that the victims are civilians and children.

He called for exerting pressure on the Houthis and Saleh group to help identify minefields and remove the mines, stressing the importance of co-operation with the international community to provide experts in demining and stopping the bloodshed.