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Yemen: Joint letter: Detention in Yemen

, Index number: MDE 31/1567/2019

We write to you on Human Rights Day to call on you to take meaningful steps to end detention-related abuse in Yemen. Steps taken in recent weeks by both the Ansar Allah armed group (Houthis) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to unilaterally release hundreds of detainees were positive. There remains an urgent need to address rampant, ongoing detention-related abuse that continues to affect tens of thousands of Yemenis across the country. The impact of detention-related abuse goes beyond the person detained – it impacts their family members, their loved ones and wider society.

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