Yemeni teacher Ali Hani chose to end his life by suicide, after he got fed up with life as a result of the Houthis cutting off his salaries 7 years ago, during which he was unable to provide for the needs of his family, as human rights sources revealed. the death of a new kidnapper in the detention centers of the group, less than a month after the death of an aid worker in one of the cells.
According to local sources in Sana’a, residents of the Jadar neighborhood, north of the hijacked capital, were surprised when teacher Ali Hani committed suicide by shooting himself with a bullet from his automatic rifle, after suffering from economic conditions that lasted for 7 years because of this. to cutting wages of employees and his inability to provide for the needs of his family.
One of the residents says that the man recently suffered from a psychological illness, due to the difficulty of living, and that he took his gun and went to a hill adjacent to the neighborhood, shot himself and died.
The incident occurred while teachers in areas under the control of the Houthi group were persecuted and received threats for their announcement of a comprehensive strike since the beginning of the school year, their demand to pay their suspended salaries, and the Houthis kidnapping the president. of the Male and Female Teachers Club, the General Secretary of the club, and two of the leaders of its branches in the counties, against the background of their adoption of a Call for a general strike.
Kidnapped dies in custody
In the context of the Houthis’ ongoing violations, Yemeni human rights sources reported that a new abductee in the group’s prisons died as a result of being subjected to torture during his detention period.
This happened at a time when the group still refuses an independent investigation into the death of the safety and security officer at the international organization “Save the Children”, Hisham Al-Hakimi, in one of the cells, after he was kidnapped by the street for almost two months, and without knowing the charges against him.
The sources reported that the young man, Izz al-Din al-Habji, who was in his twenties, died in the cell in which the Houthis put him about a year and a half ago, after he was kidnapped from the village of al- Ghoul Masoud, in al-Habaj isolation, in al-Zahir District, in al-Bayda Governorate. He was accused of fabricated charges, such as hundreds of detainees accused of collaborating with the government and the coalition supporting it.
According to the sources, the young man was transferred during his detention between several prisons in the governorates of Al-Bayda, Dhamar, and Sana’a, before he was placed in the Central Security camp in Sana’a, which the Houthis turned into . one of the largest detention centers, and was controlled by the brother of the head of the Houthi team concerned with the prison file, Abdul Qader Al-Murtada. According to the confirmation of detainees who were recently released.
As happened with the safety and security officer at Save the Children, Al-Habji’s family was informed by a phone call from the prison administration about the death of their son inside the cell, and they asked her to come and receive his body, after he. was transferred to the morgue of the “Al-Quds Military Hospital” near the prison, and the family quickly ordered the body to be buried, to prevent its autopsy and obscure the traces of the crime, according to the sources.
According to a report published by the Ministry of Human Rights in the Yemeni government, more than 350 abductees and detainees died inside Houthi prisons as a result of the brutal torture they were subjected to during the past years.
The government report also documented more than 1,635 cases of torture to which abductees were subjected in prisons run by the Houthis in areas under their control.
In Hajjah Governorate, human rights sources reported that a tribal leader named Muzahim Al-Waruri was killed, and no one could help him, because of his criticism of the Houthi authorities, about a year after Sultan Al-Waruri was killed and his car and personal weapons were looted. The Houthis then arrested his uncle Muslih Al-Waruri for his demands to the Houthis. Handing over the murderers of his brother, before he was released and his son was murdered days later.