Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating human rights in Socotra'

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council has been accused of violating human rights on Yemen’s Socotra since capturing control of the island earlier this year.Geneva-based rights organisation SAM said armed elements affiliated with the southern secessionists arbitrarily arrested Dr Ahmed Salem al-Amiri, a professor at the College of Education in Socotra, and detained him for some five hours for publishing an opinion piece on the situation on the island.SAM, which monitors rights violations in Yemen, also said it has been monitoring the systematic dismissal of opponents of the STC and its m…

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