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Publish Date: 12:15 - 29 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 29 - Practicing different kinds of sexual violence, Emirati officers raped a large number of Yemenis detained, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The report described the condition of the Yemenis detainees horrible.

The Emirati security forces raped the prisoners in front of other arrested ones as well as their family members' eyes.

According to the report, women were forced whether to submit to rape or commit suicide, and those who refused were beaten or shot dead ; this is further to Emirati forces' threatening them to harm their families.

The al-Jazeera network earlier this month published a secret report obtained by some military personnel who co-operated with the Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen.

The report concerned the prisons and secret detention centers as well as some of the detainees jailed in 27 prisons in Aden and Hadramaut and two islands of Soqotra and Myoun. This should be added to a prison in Eritrea where the emirate has a military base.

The al-Jazeera report revealed various sorts of turtures, both physical and pschological, practiced in UAE-administered prisons, including rape with equipment or stick, giving electric shocks into sensitive areas of the detainees' body as well as whipping them with stick, spit, and cable.

The US news agency AP last Juan had also reported on torture and sexual abuse practices by Emirati officers against hundreds of detainees in 5 prisons in Aden.

AP likened the tortures to those practiced in Abughuraib prisons of Iraq when the country invaded and occupied by US forces.

Emiratis torture Yemenis,  Saudis bombard

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies, including UAE, launched a devastating military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the aim of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the country’sHouthi Ansarullah movement.

Some 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

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