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Incident on 29 October 2016 [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Security Directorate Prison, Al Hudaydah Governorate [+]

Country: Yemen [+]

Violation types: Violation of international law [+]


This incident took place in Security Directorate Prison, Al Hudaydah Governorate, Yemen [+]


According to Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen: "Violations of international law [...] Coalition air strikes have caused most of the documented civilian casualties. In the past three years, such air strikes have hit residential areas, markets, funerals, weddings, detention facilities, civilian boats and even medical facilities. [...] The Group of Experts reviewed four air strikes that hit detention facilities since the beginning of the conflict, including the 29 October 2016 air strikes on the Security Directorate Prison in the Al Zaidia district of the Hudaydah Governorate, which killed at least 63 male civilians, mainly detainees." [+]

Perpetrator units

Name Other Names Classification
Operation Restoring Hope [+] Arab Coalition
Arab Coalition Forces
Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen
coalition forces
Gulf Arab coalition
Hope Restoration Operation
Joint Forces
Operation Renewal of Hope
operations Renewal of Hope
Operation Storm of Resolve
Saudi-led Arab Coalition
Saudi-led Coalition
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Operation [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Title Access Date Archive Link
17 August 2018 United Nations Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 (A/HRC/39/43) 07 October 2019