Yemen: Further Information: Release Five Arbitrarily Detained Baha’is

On 25 May, armed Huthi forces stormed a peaceful gathering of Baha’is in Sana’a, Yemen, arbitrarily detaining 17 members of the Baha’i community, including five women and human rights and humanitarian workers. Since then, 12 individuals have been released following international pressure. However, five remain arbitrarily detained by the Huthi security and intelligence services and are denied their right to legal counsel. They are at risk of further violations at the hands of the Huthi authorities, including torture and other ill-treatment. Amnesty International calls on the Huthi de facto authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the remaining five Baha’i detainees as they are detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights.

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