Yemen: Human rights concerns following recent armed conflict

This report is based on the findings of an AI delegation which visited Yemen in July 1994 to research allegations of human rights abuses reported to have been committed since armed conflict began on 4 May 1994. The delegates interviewed prisoners of conscience in the detention centres of Sana’a and Ta’iz and also talked to families of prisoners, members of the Bar Association, human rights activists, members of parliament, government ministers and other leading social and political figures. AI’s outstanding concerns after the conflict in Yemen are discussed, namely: detention of suspected political opponents; detention by armed militias; torture; the death penalty; and political killings. Prior to the recent conflict AI had concerns about torture, the death penalty and extrajudicial executions in Yemen. There are three appendices to the report, giving details of cases of prisoners of conscience and political detainees.

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