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Sun - 24 May 2020 - 03:51 AM ،،،

 SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties said in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, that it views with great concern the campaign of arrests to which activists and civilians have been subjected to, recently in the governorate of Marib, which is controlled by the legitimate government.

The Geneva-based organization confirmed that it monitored and documented during the recent period many violations by the security services in Marib governorate, and that these violations affected many journalists, human rights activists and civilians, in addition to a single woman detained in a women's prison, supervised by the security services two months ago, in clear violation of the freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed in all international conventions and norms.

SAM said that it had received information from some of the victims who were previously detained, indicated that there are more than 100 detainees in a prison managed by a person called (Abu Muhammad), who are being subjected to torture.

According to the information, most of the detainees were arrested from the streets, checkpoints or from their workplaces, or during their return from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, some are from Hadhramaut governorate, and those who have come to Marib to obtain passports because of their surname or suspicious that they work with the Houthis militia.

The organization confirmed that it documented testimonies of victims and families, who confirmed that the security and military services in the Marib governorate committed many violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and torture to death, and demanded the security services in Marib to respond to the accusations in this regard, as the organization addressed the services Security in the Marib governorate, with a letter containing the alleged violations, but unfortunately SAM has not received a response yet.

View full SAM's statement