Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims in Yemen prisons

Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims in Yemen prisons

An international rights group is calling for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons run by the United Arab Emirates and allied militias in southern Yemen.

Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday that it has documented “systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment, amounting to war crimes” in the facilities.

The report said “some (detainees are) feared to have died in custody”.

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