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Aden : 40 detainees in prison directly under Emirates troops control started hunger strike

Human rights and press sources confirmed the continuation of dozens of detainees hunger strike in Beer Ahmed prison that is directly controlled by Emirates-backed armed militia in temporary capital of Aden.

 

 The sources said that about 40 detainees in Beer Ahmed prison started a hunger strike till the cases of their unjustified detained being considered  

 

Association of Abductee's mothers said on Saturday that 39 detainees in Beer Ahmed prison started a hunger strike for four days, calling on to quickly save their lives.

 

 Association Abductee's mothers added in its statement that the detainees emphasizing their continuing of hunger strike till reviewing their cases which the course of the proceedings stopped due to general strike of the courts and the prosecutions in Aden, demanding to go on their trail sessions and delivering the verdict.

 

The Association also indicated that the hunger strike began after the dilatory conduct on the part of the relevant authorities regarding the conduct of the proceedings, that began in mid of 2018, despite the fact that the legal period of their detention was over, they are still detained without investigation or transferring.

 

The Association demands a serious and fast movement to resuming the stopped legal proceedings in the courts and prosecutions which do justice to the detainees and protect their rights.

 

It's worth noting that in March 2018, the criminal prosecution issued decision release of the detainees in Beer Ahmed prison who were not proven to be incriminated in criminal actions, but the decision has not been implemented up to date.  

 

According to Int'l human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, that there are in Aden unofficial detention facilities and secret prisons under Abu Dhabi control, where the detainees families are prohibited to visit their sons.