By: Fahad Sultan
The 43-year-old leader of the youth revolution, Saadiq Qayed Farhan al-Haidari, died of torture in Houthi prisons after being abducted from his home in Al-Hawban-Taiz two and a half years ago.
The human rights activist, Abdurrahman Berman, published on his Facebook page the death of the activist al-Haidari due to a severe brain hemorrhage on Tuesday evening. Al-Haidari was transferred to a hospital in Dhamar city south of the capital Sana'a and died at dawn on Wednesday.
Al-Haidari was kidnapped by al-Houthi militia in late 2015 for a week and then released after he took his personal car (Hilux). He was kidnapped again on 14 June 2016 while returning to his home in Al-Hawban area east of Taiz, Where he stayed for a full month in the city of Saleh, and then was transferred to the city of Dhamar and there disappeared completely, and even his family did not know where he was kidnapped until they were informed of his death on Wednesday.
According to human rights statistics, the martyr al-Haidari is considered the number 116 in the list of the deceased under torture by the Houthi militias. Al-Haidari is also the cousin of the leader of Islah, Sadiq Mansour al-Haidari, who was assassinated in Taiz on November 18, 2014. Al-Haidari is a father of five children and his eldest daughter, Nada, is a high school student, Ahlam in the ninth grade, Malak in the elementary third-grade, Muhammad six years old and Omar four years old. Al-Haidary worked in the field of education since graduating from the Teachers' Institute in the late 1990s.
Al-Haidari participated in the ranks of the defenders of Amran governorate, and after the fall of Brigade 310 in July 2014 under the control of the Houthis, al-Haidari returned to the city of Taiz. The masses roamed the streets of the city with popular songs and national anthems. Al-Haidari was leading all marches and demonstrations until he was kidnapped and hidden in prisons.
In the last years of his life, Al-Haidari was particularly interested in sports, and he participated in a number of sports clubs leaving the Qat councils. He was urging young people to pay their attention to sport and bodybuilding. He also participated in some games that were held in the city of Taiz after the youth revolution and at the time of the resistance.
Al-Houthi's militias hold more than 13,000 abductees behind bars in poor conditions, including torture, depriving them of the most basic elements of life and without being brought to justice. The abductees are subjected almost daily to physical and moral torture. According to unofficial statistics, more than 170 abductees are from various provinces according to reports by local and international human rights organizations. Most of the young people who were kidnapped are from the governorates of Sana'a, Hajjah, and Taiz, and therefore these provinces are at the top of the list of deaths under torture.