CAIRO | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen
CAIRO — An international rights group is calling for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and allied militias in southern Yemen, as possible war crimes.
Amnesty International says it has documented “systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment, amounting to war crimes” in the facilities.
Thursday’s report says “some (detainees are) feared to have died in custody.”
The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015.