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African migrants face rape, torture in Yemen: HRW


DUBAI – Men, women, and children fleeing the Horn of Africa have faced torture and sexual violence in conflict-wracked Yemen at the hands of government officials, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

The watchdog said researchers interviewed eight migrants at a detention facility in the southern city of Aden and Yemeni government officials.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) published a parallel report Wednesday corroborating the findings and calling for “unhindered access” to detainees. Last year, more than 87,000 people arrived in Yemen from the Horn of Africa, according to UNHCR.

Human Rights Watch said migrants who end up in Aden’s Buraika detention facility — in use since early 2017 — have faced beatings with steel bars, sexual violence, and dire sanitary…

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Rights group: African migrants face rape, abuse in Yemen


CAIRO — African migrants who were detained in war-torn Yemen have described horrific abuses, including the rape of women and boys, at the hands of local security forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, an international rights group said Tuesday.

Migrants from the Horn of Africa continue to travel to Yemen en route to jobs in the oil-rich Gulf despite the three-year civil war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-linked Houthi rebels. Human Rights Watch says security forces linked to the UAE, which is a leading member of the coalition, have systematically abused women and children before forcing them to return to their countries of origin and preventing access to aid agencies.

“The crisis in Yemen provides zero…

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African migrants face rape, abuse in Yemen




CAIRO (AP) — African migrants who were detained in war-torn Yemen have described horrific abuses, including the rape of women and boys, at the hands of local security forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, an international rights group said Tuesday.


Migrants from the Horn of Africa continue to travel to Yemen en route to jobs in the oil-rich Gulf despite the three-year civil war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-linked Houthi rebels. Human Rights Watch says security forces linked to the UAE, which is a leading member of the coalition, have systematically abused women and children before forcing them to return to their countries of origin and preventing access to aid agencies.


“The crisis in Yemen provides zero justification for this cruelty and…

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Rights group: African migrants face rape, abuse in Yemen


CAIRO — African migrants who were detained in war-torn Yemen have described horrific abuses, including the rape of women and boys, at the hands of local security forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, an international rights group said Tuesday.

Migrants from the Horn of Africa continue to travel to Yemen en route to jobs in the oil-rich Gulf despite the three-year civil war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iran-linked Houthi rebels. Human Rights Watch says security forces linked to the UAE, which is a leading member of the coalition, have systematically abused women and children before forcing them to return to their countries of origin and preventing access to aid agencies.

“The crisis in Yemen provides zero justification for this cruelty and brutality, and the Yemeni government…

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South African FA backs president Danny Jordaan over rape claim


Danny Jordaan is a prominent member of the governing ANC party

The South African Football Association (Safa) has come out in support of its president Danny Jordaan over a charge of rape made against him.

Singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson accused Jordaan in October last year of raping her in 1994.

On Saturday she decided