The prisoner Mohammed Al-Sharafi narrates his story of suffering in captivity and says, “There are tragic stories in the detention centers of the so-called legitimacy controlled by the militia of Islah party (Muslim Brotherhood) in Marib, which is under the control of the countries of aggression, such as those that occurred in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.” He further explains, “I was put in a small room full of prisoners; the temperature was very high; and the room was called ‘the pressure cooker’. I was insulted, beaten and exposed to various forms of torture. A group of masked men would come in and threaten to slaughter us with knives.”
“After that, I was transferred to Al-Saleh Institute Prison in Marib, where I did not know the sun for three years. The fourth floor was a special place for torture, which contained all torture tools and supplies. “I got infected with many diseases due to malnutrition,” he adds.
Then the captive, Al-Sharafi, burst into tears. Why do you cry, Mohammed? “I remembered the prisoners who died there due to severe torture,” he replies with grief and starts recounting some of these prisoners including Ammar Kabayal, Hadi Mubti, Khaled Quraysh, and Abdullah Al-Jaribi. “It is very difficult for me to tell you the tragedies I have experienced during the years I spent in prison,” he says.
Praise be to Allah, the Almighty, who brought me out of captivity, and I wish freedom to the other prisoners who are still in the detention centers of the countries of War Coalition against Yemen, which are run by Islah party militia supported by the coalition countries in Marib Governorate. They are tortured daily there. He concludes, saying, “Indeed, it is tragedy and war crimes against prisoners are committed by the War Coalition on Yemen and Islah Party in Marib.”