on Sunday 18 July, 2021

A secret prison on the west coast of Yemen revealed... a prisoner announces a hunger strike

Mohammed Ali Al Ba'adani in the secret prison
by : Yemen Details

A video clip circulating on social media revealed that there are civilian detainees in one of the secret prisons belonging to the commander of the First Brigade Tihama in Hodeidah Governorate, Brigadier General Ahmed Al Kawkabani, who is affiliated with the Yemeni government.

The circulated video showed the young man, Mohammed Ali Al Ba'adani, announcing his entry into a hunger strike, as a result of the injustice he suffers, and the fabrication of malicious charges against him. According to what he said from inside Al Kawkabani prison.

Al Ba'adani said that he had been detained for more than 82 days by Brigadier General Ahmed Al Kawkabani, without reasons, noting that malicious charges had been framed against him.

Al Ba'adani called for jurists and journalists to stand by him, and he demanded be referred to the judiciary if what Al Kawkabani claims are proven against him.

Human rights sources said that the charges that Al Kawkabani fabricated against the prisoner in one of his secret prisons are malicious, and they are organized against fugitives from the Houthis area or working in different sectors in Hodeidahi.

The sources confirmed that Al Kawkabani leads an organized corruption operation in the areas of the western coast of Yemen. He owns many gas and diesel stations and supervises organized smuggling of weapons and various smuggling in areas under his control to the Houthis.