On July 8, 2017 the Saleh-Houthi militias kidnapped our oldest brother Mohammed Karmanwith his friends, Omar Yaseen and Abdulrahman Kahla. They put them inside the Political Security Council Prison in the capital Sana'a. This is in utter violation of Yemeni and international law and every tenet of justice and the rule of law.
W e, the Karmanfamily, hold the Saleh-Houthi militias and their leaders accountable for the physical and psychological safety of Mohammed, Omar, and Abdulrahman, and we demand their immediate release.
We, the Karmanfamily, publish this statement after rounds of false promises made by the Saleh-Houthi militias both to grant us a visit and to ultimately release them. We have exhausted all mediation attempts over the last month, since the kidnapping and forced disappearance.
Therefore, we, the Karmanfamily, urge the national and international civil society along with Human Rights Organizations and activist to join us in pressuring the Saleh-Houthi militias, through fierce advocacy, to cease their horrific and unlawful attacks on innocent citizens and to immediately release Abdulrahman, Omar, and our dear brother, Mohammed.
Thursday, August 10, 2017