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Yemeni group: Houthi rebels hold, torture female detainees

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) - Yemen's Houthi rebels hold dozens of women without bringing them to trial or charging them with a crime, often torturing the detainees and blackmailing their families, activists said on Thursday.

The allegations were first raised over the weekend by the Yemen Organization for Combating Human Trafficking, based in the capital, Sanaa. The group's founder, Nabil Fadel, told The Associated Press that he received information from families, former female detainees, and other sources...