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Awad, Grisley visit crime scene of Reserve prison in Sa'ada

Awad, Grisley visit crime scene of Reserve prison in Sa'ada

[27/January/2022]

SA'ADA, Jan. 27 (Saba) - The Governor of Sa'ada, Mohammed Jaber Awad, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen, William David Grisley, visited on Thursday the crime scene of the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression in the reserve prison in Sa'ada province.

Awad and Grisley, along with the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul Mohsen Tawoos, were briefed on the conditions of the injured in the Republican General Hospital in the governorate.

During the visit, the governor commended the visit of the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen to the scene of the aggression crime and to inform him of the scale of the disaster, as well as his condemnation of the heinous crime, targeting the Talmus water field in the city, and his call to neutralize civilian facilities.

He called on the United Nations to bear responsibility for the crimes and violations committed by the aggression, and what is happening in Sa'ada Governorate in particular. He said: "The countries of aggression do not dare to target civilian installations and objects except with an American green light, which requires the United Nations to bear responsibility for crimes the coalition of aggression, as a result of its continued silence on that.”

The governor indicated that the UN Resident Coordinator will receive - during the visit - a list of civilian facilities targeted by the aggression, which must be neutralized from targeting, as they are related to the lives of civilians.

For his part, the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen renewed his condemnation of the attacks launched by the coalition against civilians.

He considered these crimes unacceptable in international law. He said: "It is important to see them so that pressure measures are put on the parties that do this."

He added, "We have expressed, and we still do, our concern about the crime of targeting the inmates of the reserve prison in Sa'ada, and the bombing that caused the interruption of internet service, and we will work to lift the attacks that may affect civilians, and neutralize some positions in coordination with all parties."

"It is wrong to target the inmates of the remand prison, and there should not be any civilian casualties, whether there is neutralization or not," he added.

He indicated that he will do his work to treat the victims and will work to restore the damaged water tank in the governorate, and there are projects in this aspect.

Grisley said: "His visit today will have a positive impact to support the victims with medical and therapeutic materials they need, and there will be support for the damaged water project," indicating that the United Nations will work to play its role in detaining oil derivatives ships and preventing them from entering.

He said, "A number of members of the Security Council informed us about the problem of fuel and the prevention of its entry to the port of Hodeida, as the worst fuel crisis I have seen since I came to Yemen."

For his part, Tawoos described the crime committed by the aggression against the inmates of the reserve prison in Sa'ada with a gruesome crime. Condemning the aggression's targeting of civilian objects, including the reserve prison.

He pointed out that the pre-trial prison was visited by OCHA and the Red Cross, and the last visit was on December 28, and everyone knows that the prison is for civil cases. Noting that the governorate's hospitals are full of wounded in light of the low health services due to the aggression and siege.

E.M


resource : SABA



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