Human right watchdog Amnesty International called for an investigation into alleged tortures, disappearances and ill treatment in detention facilities in Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and affiliate militia groups.
“Justice remains elusive a year after a network of secret prisons was first exposed in southern Yemen,” said the report called “God only knows if he’s alive”.
The Amnesty reports raised concerns over the children of detainees who are subjected to torture from UAE-backed militias.
Of 51 detainees who were reportedly abducted and tortured between March 2016 and May 2018, 19 remain unaccounted for.
“It is a small sample of a wider pattern of detention-related abuses in an environment of impunity and barriers to justice,” said the report.
Previously, Yemeni officials have asked UAE to shut down illegal detention facilities and hand over detainees to Yemeni government judicial authorities.