Hundreds of prisoners have found themselves long forgotten for years with pending cases, languishing in overcrowded prisons of Hadramout, Yemen’s largest governorate. Prisoners were deprived of basic rights like adequate food or health care, a matter exacerbated by disease outbreaks such as Covid-19 and skin diseases, not to mention lack of access to rehabilitation programs.
In this episode of the Yemen Brief podcast, we host Iyad BaYa’ashout – Bureau Chief for the Director General of Seiyun Central Prison’s, Hashim Al Hibshi – Public Prosecutor in Seiyun and Abha BaOuidhan – Head of Al Amal Sociocultural Foundation for Women, to address this topic.
Prepared and presented by: Murad Al Arifi
This episode was produced as part of a project exploring alternative methodologies for supporting peace in Yemen being implemented by the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies and Saferworld.
The Yemen Brief is a Sana’a Center podcast where listeners can turn to for informed insights about Yemen and the surrounding region.
Launched in April 2021, the podcast features episodes in both English and Arabic with subtitles.