MARIB - SABA
In the first session of testimony about torture in Houthi jails, recently freed prisoners set out horrific methods the theocratic militia uses.
Six prisoners who showed up in the first of a series of planned Testimony Sessions by the Yemeni Organization for Prisoners and Hostages, the prisoners freed in last week’s government-Houthi exchange deal, the prisoners said they were subjected, from the first moment in jail, to a long list of physical and psychological torture methods.
The prisoners said they were subjected to hangover, electrocution, severe assaults, kicking, striking with clubs, sleep deprivation, starvation, mock execution, execution threats, and coerced to acknowledge crimes they had not done or they would face their wives, children and mothers getting brought to the torture sessions.
The former hostages also reported stuffing inmates over capacity within small cells and detention in dark room for several months before their sudden release into brightly lit rooms to damage their nerves.
They former hostages also reported body various body fractures, dislocated spinal discs and other disabilities resulting from assaults.