The United Arab Emirates (UAE) engaged in ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse across Yemen’s prisons according to the UN human rights office, the Anadolu Agency reported.
“We have engaged with UAE government on this issue and requested access to UAE-run prisons in the country but to date we have not been granted access,” Liz Throssell, UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman, said.
“From the initial information that our office in Yemen has managed to gather, we have reason to believe that a number of Yemeni detainees have been subjected to ill-treatment, torture and sexual abuse by UAE soldiers,” she said
Hundreds of Yemeni prisoners were subject to sexual abuse in southern Yemen, where the UAE focuses its foreign policy. The Associated Press revealed in an investigation late last month.