Yemen Condemns Prisoner Field Executions
The National Committee for Prisoner Affairs in Sanaa condemns the field executions committed by Saudi and aggression forces in Al-Bayda and the mutilation of their corpses.
The National Committee for Prisoner Affairs in the Sana'a government condemned the "actions committed by "Al-Qaeda" and "ISIS" of the "Saudi-American mercenaries" in Al-Bayda province in central Yemen, who committed a heinous crime against the two prisoners, Saqr Ghanem Al-Maliki and Mohammad Ahmed Tawaf.
The committee clarified in a statement that "during the recent battles in Al-Bayda province, members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS committed a crime against the two prisoners by decapitating them, and throwing away their bodies, which were found later by the army and popular committees."
The committee also held "aggression forces ethically and legally responsible for this crime, which goes against divine laws and international and human principles, values and norms."
The statement stressed that the "ugliness and repulsiveness of this crime, since it touched the hearts of free Yemenis, also laid bare aggression countries and revealed their relationship with and endorsement of 'Al-Qaeda' and 'ISIS."
They added that "the alliance of the Saudi-Emirati-American aggression with Al-Qaeda and ISIS members is now brighter than the noon sun, be it in their conduct or actions on the military, humanitarian and media levels."
The statement also noted that the crime places the international community's credibility, which claims to fight "Al-Qaeda" and "ISIS," at risk through the position it will adopt on this crime and its perpetrators.
The committee called on the UN, its organizations in Yemen and all local organizations to condemn the crime and punish their perpetrators.
It also called on "free Yemenis" to condemn "this never before seen behavior, even in the harshest of struggles," and to denounce the aggression countries that perpetrated it, along with their "criminal tools in Al-Qaeda and ISIS."
National Prisoner Affairs Committee chief, Abdel Qader Al-Mortada, revealed Tuesday that Saudi obstructed the prisoner exchanges from taking place with Yemen.
Al-Mortada said that Yemeni forces were preparing for prisoner exchanges before the Adha holiday to lessen the suffering of prisoners and emphasized that Saudi refusal kept this deal from going through.
Yemenis believe that the United Nations is not exercising enough pressure on aggression countries to resolve the prisoner ordeal and are following the instructions of Riyadh instead of working seriously to reach a solution that could end the suffering of hundreds of prisoners from both sides.