Will UAE human rights torture in secret Yemeni prisons trigger war crime?

UAE human rights torture
Last updated on September 5th, 2018

The UAE human rights torture in secret Yemeni prisons have fulminated the dramatic war against humanity. The extent of torture and the growing concern to provide justice to those in need might trigger war crimes, Amnesty International has said in its statement.

Even recently, the horrendous happening with the prisoners sent shocking waves to the world. According to an estimation around 15 officers arrived at the secret custodial in Southern Yemen, while keeping their faces hidden behind dresses. However, the accents were clearly foreign, making it clear that they were from United Arab Emirates.

The detainees were ordered to line up, undress and lie down. The officers then searched the anal cavity of each prisoner, asserting that they were looking for contraband mobile phones.

The screams of detainees were heard by none and for those who protested, were threatened by barking dogs and beaten until they bled.

The events of sexual abuse and the horrendous punishments for doing nothing offer a window into to the world of UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen. These were exposed by AP investigation, and the news agency has thus far identified at least 5 jails.

However, despite such inhumanity, no human rights group including the UN, has found no evidence of detainee abuse in Yemen. Contrarily, the US, which is an ally to the UAE, has supplied it weapons, encouraging the mass killing of civilians and torture within the country.

The question is will the torture ever come to an end, and if the answer is yes, how will it become possible?

Tiarana Hassan, Amnesty’s crisis response director has said, that UAE human rights torture and all other violations must be investigated as war crimes. Adding, that UAE’s counter-terrorism partners, including the USA, must take into consideration that they also stand allegations of torture and for supply of weapons, which is also a crime.

The gulf state has denied any involvement into the matter. However, the UAE state has played a major role in Saudi-led military intervention since 2015 to encourage Yemen’s President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi against Iran-backed Houthi’s.

The war however is killing civilians at mass, and the only mistake is that these people were born into the country. According to a stat, more than 10,000 people have suffered tragic deaths, out of which an approximate 2,200 children have suffered the consequences. The Amnesty International said that it had investigated 51 cases of enforced disappearances, all of them backed by the UAE.

The collected testimonials from released detainees and the relatives of missing across the nation, alarmingly point out that the next solution might just only be to rebel against the rebellions, i.e. the war crimes.

One former detainee in his interview told Amnesty International that “UAE soldiers at a coalition base in Aden repeatedly inserted an object into his anus until he bled” and that he was “kept in a hole in the ground with only his head above the surface and left to defecate and urinate on himself in that position”.

Humiliation, mortification, suffering and indignity towards humanity only point towards war crime because if international committees cannot do anything about the UAE human rights torture, the law has to forcefully be taken into hands.

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