In a faint voice and groaning with pain, Nadhem Abdu Thabit, one of the prisoners who was detained in a prison targeted by the Saudi-UAE coalition last week said to Belqees,

“I don’t what happened exactly. What I know is that we were preparing to sleep at midnight. The sound of the rocket was approaching, then there was a huge explosion in the place where we were staying, particularly in the ward where 100 prisoners are detained on the first floor and 150 prisoners on the second floor.”

“I fainted, I remembered nothing after this airstrike. I woke up after several hours of the airstrike,” Thabit continued.

“The Red Cross visited the place twice since our detention three years ago. However, they did nothing.” Thabit added.

Fear and Panic

“After we heard the coalition airstrikes that targeted the Community College, worry and panic grew about Ibrahim, one of the detainees,” said Zakaria Haza’a who briefed the suffering of 181 families who worry about their sons every day.

“When we heard the news of the airstrikes, we informed his father immediately who went to the hospital that received the injured and killed people, but he found his body in the refrigerator of the hospital,” according to Haza’a.

Amid concrete rubble and twisted steel skewers, Yemeni Red Crescent personnel retrieve the bodies and put them in white bags in Dharma hospitals, waiting for families to identify the body of their sons. Fifty prisoners who were injured in this incident have received the necessary treatment and been brought back to other Houthi-run detentions.

According to the latest report published by the Health Ministry controlled by the Houthi group in Sana’a, more then 206 people have been killed or injured in this incident.

The war in Yemen is currently in its fifth year and has killed and injured tens of thousands of people. The armed conflict in Yemen has killed and injured thousands of Yemeni civilians since it began. As of November 2018, more than six thousand civilians have been killed and more than ten thousand wounded, the majority by Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Human Rights Watch reported that the actual civilian casualties are likely to be much higher. Thousands more have been displaced by the fighting and millions suffer from shortages of food and medical care.