Yemen: Jamil Al Dabibi disappeared from Sana'a central prison

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On 24 June 2014, Alkarama submitted a communication to the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance regarding the case of Jamil Al Dabibi, a young father of four, who used to work as a mechanic and motorcycle-taxi driver.

On 27 June 2013, Jamil was abducted from his work place in Amanat Al Assima Sana'a and taken to a prison, where he remained in secret detention for two months before he was allowed to receive family visits.

He reported then to his family that he was abducted by the Political Security forces, who blamed him for driving a client suspected of terrorism on his motorcycle from Maabar to Sana'a.

Jamil also informed his family that he was subjected to torture, and forced to admit that he was involved in an assassination attempt against the Yemeni president.

By the end of February 2014, the family headed for Sana'a central prison for a visit , but was surprised to learn that Jamil was not there, and that he was taken by the Political Security forces to an unknown place. His relative tried several times to obtain information on Jamil's fate, but all the steps taken were unsuccessful, and the Political Security officials still deny his detention.

Alkarama and Jamil's family express their deep concern over his fate, as he is at high risk of torture, a systematic practice in cases of enforced disappearances and secret detention in Yemen.

Alkarama urged the UN Special Procedures to intervene with the Yemeni authorities, to ensure that they shed the light on the Jamil's fate, and put an end to the practice of enforced disappearance and torture, and prosecute all the perpetrators of those crimes.

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