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Wed - 07 Apr 2021 - 12:48 AM ،،،

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 The Iran-backed militias mourned on Monday, the death of Brigadier General Sultan Saleh Zaben, Director General of Criminal Investigation, who died following a terminal disease, without disclosing the circumstances and causes of his death, but Al Arabiya and other media sources reported that he died from COVID-19.

Sultan Zaben was one of the top security officials of the militia involved in horrific violations against the kidnapped women in the militia’s prisons in Sana’a.

Zaben played a prominent role in campaigns of intimidation, systematic arrests, detention, torture and sexual violence against kidnapped Yemeni women.

His nickname was “Abu Saqr,” and he was one of those trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to dismantle the Yemeni regime.

Sultan Zaben was notorious for torturing detained women, as well as using the Al Houthi women’s militia “Zainabiyat”, which he commanded, in espionage and surveillance operations.

Sultan Zabin was sanctioned by the US Treasury late last year and the UN Security Council earlier this year.

Human rights reports stated that Sultan Zaben transformed civilian buildings in Sana’a into secret prisons for kidnapped women, in addition to official prisons, such as the Central Prison, Criminal Investigation and Political Security headquarters.