Yemen
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Overview

All parties to the conflict in Yemen committed serious violations of international humanitarian law. Huthi forces, which controlled large parts of the country, indiscriminately shelled residential neighbourhoods in Yemen and launched missiles indiscriminately into Saudi Arabia. The coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which supported the internationally recognized Yemeni government, continued to bomb civilian infrastructure and carry out indiscriminate attacks, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians. All parties to the conflict suppressed freedom of expression, using arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment. Those targeted included journalists, human rights defenders and members of the Baha’i community. Children were sexually assaulted with impunity. The conflict continued to have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities. The protracted conflict continued to exacerbate discrimination against women and girls. Dozens of death sentences were handed down and several executions were carried out.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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