The United Nations demanded the immediate release of four of its employees detained in the prisons of the terrorist Houthi militia, in Sanaa.
This came in a joint statement by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, yesterday, Tuesday.
The statement said: “These arrests carried out by the Houthis are unacceptable, and constitute a violation of the privileges and immunities granted to United Nations personnel under international law.”
The statement added that this is a deeply disturbing situation that reveals a complete disregard for the rule of law.
According to the United Nations, the Houthi group has repeatedly promised to release the detainees, but has not yet released them.
It is noteworthy that the Houthi militia continues to arrest four United Nations employees, two of whom have been in prison for more than two years, without providing any information about the reasons for their arrest, their status or their location.