Detained doctor released after eight months in prison
Ahmed Dhaeban, the doctor’s brother, told Yemen Times that his brother was “supposed to be released last Wednesday, but the General Prosecution delayed his release under the pretext that the court had not sent a memo to the General Attorney.”
Ahmed indicated that his brother was bailed by commercial warranties as the court refused to accept a hospital guarantee.
Dhaeban was arrested by elements of the national security force in July 2011 in Dar Salam, a superb of the Yemeni capital Sana’a, while he was taking his family to his hometown in Radda, some 170km southeast of Sana’a.
He and his family were forced out of their car by the national security agents, who confiscated their personal belongings. “They even took the children’s milk,” Ahmed said.
Dhaeban was imprisoned in a small cell for eight months and was subjected to physical and psychological torture, according to Ahmed.
Ahmed insisted that his brother had nothing to do with politics and that his only crime was administering first aid at the field hospital in Sana’a’s ‘Change Square’.
Yemen’s revolutionary youth have accused the National Security Agency and other security agencies of kidnapping and torturing hundreds of revolutionaries.
A preliminary survey compiled by the National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms (HOOD) showed that 190 youth have been detained without charges, while hundreds of others are still missing with nobody knowing anything about their fate.
A statement from HOOD said that more than 35 detainees have been languishing in Political Security jails.
Some of revolutionary youth met with the Prime Minister of the Interim Government, Mohammed Salem Basundwa, on March 11 and briefed him on some of their grievances, including the fate of their detained friends.
Basundwa said he had ordered the immediate release of all imprisoned youth, however, he noted that his orders had not been carried out by the concerned authorities.