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YCMHRV: One-third of Houthi militias are children

Geneva, A Yemeni child, a victim of forced recruitment by Houthi militias, has confirmed that the children of the Houthi militias were beaten, subjected to psychological pressure, death, injury, and disability, as well as being subjected to siege and suppression, forcing them to return to fight whenever they tried to escape.

This testimony came in a documentary film presented by the Yemeni Coalition to Monitor Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV), in a symposium organized at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva as part of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on the recruitment of children in Yemen.

The Yemeni researcher in the rights and freedoms Lisa Badawi told the symposium that the proportion of children recruited in the militias is nearly one third according to a field study carried out by "Wathaq" Monitoring.

Lawyer Huda al-Sarari, a member of the Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) stated that the Houthi militias have recruited since the beginning of this year 305 Yemeni children in 14 governorates.

Source: Saudi Press Agency