YEMEN (OBSERVATORY) – In Yemen, African migrant women are harassed and tortured in Aden detention centers.
Human Rights Watch and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) issued a report Wednesday (April 18th) revealing the poor conditions of African women migrants in Aden.
According to the report, “the security agents of the resigning government of Yemen routinely subject African women migrants to sexual abuse and torture in detention centers in Aden, southern Yemen.”
Human Rights Watch adds that pro-emiratian and pro-Saudi forces have arrested a number of African women migrants.
Human Rights Watch representatives questioned eight recently arrested women in Aden and a number of Ethiopian, Somali and Eritrean migrants, all of whom said they were raped by prison guards in Aden.
A similar report was issued by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs against the background of the testimonies of migrant women released from prison.
OCHA reaffirms that African women migrants are tortured, raped and harassed in Aden prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
The UN Secretariat Department also reports in its report on the draconian measures being taken by human rights activists who are planning to enter into an investigation into the situation of detainees in Aden. detainees.