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Report on Yemen biased, says minister
September 07, 2018
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ABU DHABI: Mohammed Askar, Human Rights Minister of Yemen, stated that the recent report of the United Nations (UN) on human rights in Yemen is biased and unacceptable.

‘’The Yemeni government is, therefore, drafting an official response, and the ministry is about to issue its third report on human rights in Yemen, which will document the crimes of the Houthi militias and reveal that 14,220 Yemenis have been killed, due to their violations, including 1,500 children and 865 women, from September 2014 to September 2018,’’ he added.

He further added that the total number of people injured by the militias amounted to 31,127, including 4,080 children and 4,253 women, and the mines they planted killed 1,593 people, injured 1,413, and causing permanent disabilities while pointing out that that the militias kidnapped 21,706 people and killed 86 through the use of torture in Houthi prisons, along with 30 journalists while 17 are still in detention.

Askar made this statement during a media briefing on Thursday in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Fahad Saeed Al Manhaly, Yemeni Ambassador to the UAE.

Regarding the UN report, Askar stressed that a team of experts was formed as per a UN resolution, and their mission was to monitor the human rights situation in Yemen and provide technical support to the National Human Rights Committee.

He expressed his shock at the fact that the team exceeded this task, twisted facts and provided inaccurate information.

WAM

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