A statement condemning a deadly military campaign against civilians in Al-Bayda Governorate
Mayyun Organization condemns the military campaign launched by Houthi group 12 days ago against defenseless civilians in the village of Khabza in Al-Qurayshiah District, Al-Bayda Governorate, which led, until noon today, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 AD, to the deaths of 5 civilians, including a woman, and the injury of two others.
The continuation of Houthi columns, armed with heavy weapons, to besiege civilians, prevent the entry of foodstuffs or the exit of families from the village, and the humiliation of women’s dignity at the designated points is a flagrant violation of human rights.
We in the organization condemn this barbaric siege of civilians based on flimsy excuses in an incident that is not the first, as this shocking scene has been repeated in a number of areas during the past few years, most notably in Al-Zahir in Al-Bayda and Hajour in Hajjah Governorate.
As the organization received distress calls from the people of the region to remedy the matter that is about to end in a massacre of civilians prepared by the armed group, we call on the United Nations offices in Yemen and the international community to remedy this tragic situation by applying constructive and urgent pressures that lead to the return of things to the way they were before the campaign.
Published by Mayyun Human Rights Organization
20 July 2022