Reports of human rights organizations from Sana'a were not impartial , Yemeni Government says
Yemen’s Deputy Minister of Human Rights Dr. Mohamed Askar accused Houthi and Saleh militias of looting food and medical aid provided by humanitarian organizations to those in need in areas under the control of the insurgents.
The government also defended the legitimacy of its military operations carried out west of the country.
Askar told Asharq Al-Awsat that reports issued by human rights organizations from Sana'a were not impartial as many looting cases were documented, the latest of which was in al-Bayda’ when Houthis looted trucks of food aid sent from the World Food Program and drug depots belonging to a number of international organizations
The Yemeni official said civilians living in areas controlled by Houthi militias are subjected to many human rights violations. They use civilians as human shields in conflict zones, and prevent women and children from fleeing to safer areas
Askar explained the reasons behind the lack of impartiality in international reports by saying that Houthi militias are not allowing the organizations to deliver real information in the reports sent to their headquarters around the world and are forcing them to manipulate the facts
On many occasions, local staff has played a negative role in many cases by issuing false reports by siding with the insurgents