Ethiopian radio exposes militia practices against African refugees in Sanaa

English - السبت 28 مايو 2022 الساعة 04:21 م
Sana'a, NewsYemen:

An Ethiopian radio exposed the practices of the terrorist Houthi militia, Iran's arm in Yemen, against Ethiopian and African refugees in Sanaa, which is under its control.

And the Ethiopian Oromia Future Radio stated in a statement that the militias arrested, during the past week, about 22 Ethiopian refugees while they were coming from the city of Dhamar to Sana'a, and imposed on each of them the payment of 100,000 riyals in exchange for his release.. Showing the names of some of the detainees:  They are "Jaafar Adam, Masoud Misbah Ahmed, Abbas Jamal Saud, and Kamal Amin Hassan", in addition to a number of others who she said she could not name.

This comes at a time when sources in Sanaa revealed that the militias are trying to force the refugees who are unable to pay the sums imposed on them to join their ranks.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the head of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Organization, lawyer Arafat Jibril Bakri, called in a statement on the Houthi militias to respect international laws on the rights of Ethiopian refugees in the Republic of Yemen.

The Ethiopian activist had revealed the high number of wounded Ethiopian refugees and migrants fighting with the Houthis.  And she indicated, through a series of previous tweets, that the militias transferred dozens of wounded refugees from their fronts to several hospitals in Sana'a, a few months ago, amid great secrecy and blackout.

At the same time, a delegation from the Ethiopian government and the International Organization for Migration discussed with the Undersecretary of Marib Governorate, Dr. Abd Rabbo Miftah, the conditions of the Ethiopian refugees in the governorate.

The meeting reviewed the executive steps of the program and the facilities provided by the local authority to start implementing the first phase, which targets 1,500 refugees, by starting to receive those wishing to return from next Sunday.

The Undersecretary of Ma'rib Governorate stated that the governorate has so far hosted more than 35,000 Ethiopian refugees, unlike refugees from other African countries, and that other groups are still arriving successively, and they have been allowed to practice their lives freely without harassment and have provided security and legal protection for them.. Emphasizing that the local authority will provide all  Support and facilities for the implementation of the voluntary return program implemented by the International Organization for Migration.