Sexual Abuse And Bone Smashing: Report Reveals Methods Used In Saudi Prisons In Yemen

According to a new report revealed by Al Jazeera, Hundreds of detainees have suffered torture and sexual abuse by the Saudi officers at the jails the Saudi-led coalition runs in war-torn Yemen.

The secret report is revealed by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centers.

Human rights organisations have confirmed the report as the testimonies of prisoners and abductees match with the information in it.

The report also listed sites and names of secret graves, detainees tortured to death and missing persons, as well as identities of the torturers and the details of interrogations. Al Jazeera recounts some of the atrocities taking place in these secret prisons. The misbehaviors include murdering detainees and abductees to torture and deprivation.

The types of physical and psychological torture conducted by Saudi and its allies in prisons, range from rape with devices or sticks or directly by other individuals, electrocution in the chest, armpits and male organs, as well as flogging with sticks, rods, cables, and ropes.

The executioners also use the method of holding detainees in the air, applying hot pepper and salt on open wounds, sleep and medicines deprivation, slapping and kicking, pouring cold water on the body, and insulting as well as cursing them.

“holding detainees in the air, applying hot pepper and salt on open wounds, sleep and medicines deprivation, slapping and kicking, pouring cold water on the body, and insulting as well as cursing them,” A victim said.

According to eyewitnesses, In these prisons, detainees are subjected to severe torture sessions.

“Torture methods include flaying their skin using rods and hammers, electric shocks, smashing bone with stones, burning body parts with melted plastic, placing the detainees in a narrow space called “Al-Dhaghata,” (the pressure space) in addition to pressing the testicles with plastic ropes, and sticking needles under the nails.” A witness told Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera’s report also revealed that there was a person named Awad Rashad and nicknamed the “beast” is also involved in the killing of the detainees. Former prisoners said that the “beast” was recently transferred to an unknown location or assassinated for the secrets he knew

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