Houthis caused killing of 500 women and injury of 1950 others: Yemeni official

Aden, Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs Ibtihaj al-Kamal said that the Houthi militia has caused the killing of 500 women and injury of 1950 others since their coup of 21st September 2014, SABA news agency reported.

The agency quoted al-Kamal saying, "3230 women were psychologically tormented by the militia's acts, eleven of them by direct torture."

She said that in 2018 alone more than 120 women were killed and 115 others were injured in Houthi-held areas some of them by the landmines that the militia had planted.

"The militia detained 18 women from Sana'a University and took them to an unknown place on October 6, 2018," she added.

She appealed to the international community especially the United Nations to "take a clear and strong action towards this criminal militia that had practiced arbitrary killing of women and men everywhere in the country."

Source: International Islamic News Agency