The association of abductees' mothers said on Wednesday that hundreds of civilians are being held in the Houthis group jails in Taiz province, southwestern Yemen, facing an unknown destiny.
In a statement, the association said that the civilians were detained near
the confrontations areas between the Houthis and government forces, making them human shields.
The security situation has worsened in Taiz province over the past few days as the clashes have bein closer to prisons and unofficial detention centers, where the Houthi militia is holding 427 of the kidnapped and forcibly disappeared sons, the statement said.
The Houthis had put dozens of abductees in the detention places in the east, north and west of the city, it added.
The statement called on the United Nations and international and humanitarian organizations, in particular the Red Cross and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to unite their humanitarian efforts towards the abductee's issue as they have been deprived of their right to freedom and a decent life for more than two years, demanding the unconditionally immediate release without and to respect the international law in conflict zones.