Human rights organizations have urged to form an independent committee to investigate torture and extrajudicial executions carried out by the Shiite Houthi Group in northern Yemen.
The organizations described the acts of Houtis in Saada province including torture, arbitrary arrests and executions as barbaric, heinous crimes that must not be silent toward.
The National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms (HOOD) said it will publish a comprehensive report on all human rights violations by the Houthi Group in Saada, after visiting some tortured victims inside a hospital in the capital Sanaa.
The Houthis released four victims, now receiving treatment in Sanaa, after torturing them severely, it said, adding clear traces of torture were on their bodies and their conditions have deteriorated. Raqeeb Organization said the illegal acts and human violations by the Houthi Group in Saada are common, systemic and with sectarian ends.
Some people don't report the attacks on them and other illegal exercises by the Houthis because they are afraid revenge will be sought against them and their families, it said.
Human rights organizations also called on the local and international forces to pressure the Houthi Group to stop human rights violations and outlawed acts.
The army fought the Shiite Houthi Group six times before it joined the popular uprising in early 2011. This group is well organized and have fighters armed with different weapons and it rules Saada and large parts of the nearby provinces of Hajjah, Jawf and Amran, according to locals.
The former regime accused the group of taking arms against the authorities and receiving support from Iranian Hawzats to destabilize the country.
But the group joined the popular uprising against the regime and the countries including the US have recently urged it to stay as a political force contribute to all national issues effectively.
It has accepted to take part in a comprehensive national dialogue expected in the coming months under a power-transfer deal backed by the UN.