Yemen

On August 30, 2023, members of the Shabwah Defense Forces, affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), stormed a student residence in Al-Nassab, Ataq city and detained several students. According to media reports, all of the abducted students were from

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On February 14, 2023, it was reported that Dhamar University (DU) dismissed six students in apparent retaliation for their participation in campus protests. Students of the mechatronics department of the Faculty of Engineering held protests on campus over a number

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On December 8, 2022, gunmen from the Shabwah Defense Forces forcibly abducted at least two students at Shabwah University’s College of Oils and Minerals in Ataq city. The gunmen reportedly stormed the university’s lecture halls and dormitories and damaged university

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On August 13, 2022, Houthi forces stormed the Faculties of Arts and Education of Dhamar University (DU) (also romanized as Thamar University) and allegedly assaulted university staff in an effort to seize control of the campus. A Houthi-appointed official in

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On June 27, 2022, Houthi gunmen forcibly entered Dhamar University’s Faculty of Arts, attacked several members of the university staff, and damaged university property. The gunmen reportedly assaulted the Dean’s secretary and one professor, Majali Al-Raa’ini. They also tore down

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On January 20, 2022, Houthi forces, called on by the Sana’a University administration to quell an on-campus student demonstration, beat student protesters and arrested an unknown number of them. Medical students gathered inside a building on campus to demand the

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On September 1, 2021, students in the College of Medicine at the University of Ibb, as well as the Vice-President of the College, were reportedly assaulted during a celebration organized for the return of a classmate. No injuries reported. While

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On December 5, 2020, unidentified assailants shot and killed Khalid al-Hameidi, dean of the University of Aden’s College of Education in Al-Dhali. Al-Hameidi, described in reports as a secular thinker and a known critic of Islamic extremists, was traveling to

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On September 9, 2020, Houthi soldiers detained Sana’a University psychology professor Adnan Abdul Qadir Al-Sharjabi. Sources, including faculty members, reported that Al-Sharjabi was taken into custody upon arrival at the university. The scholar’s family further reported that Houthi forces raided

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On May 19, 2020, it was reported that Houthi forces detained Hodeidah University lecturer Wadih Al-Sharjabi. Several days prior to being detained, Al-Sharjabi, a communications lecturer, had demanded over Facebook that the militia release several university students who were arrested

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On April 28, 2020, Houthi militia forces reportedly detained at least twenty students from Dhamar University for undisclosed reasons. There are few details regarding the detentions as of this report. Available sources indicate that Houthi soldiers had kidnapped the students,

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On February 11, 2020, Houthi forces arrested Dr. Hamid Aqlan (also romanized as “Hameed Aklan”), President of the Sana’a-based University of Science and Technology. This was the second arrest targeting Aqlan in 2020. On January 25, Houthi militants arrested Aqlan

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On February 2, 2020, Houthi soldiers and a number of pro-Houthi students reportedly shut down an academic event that they claimed was “immoral” and did not have their advance approval. English students from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty

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On February 2, 2020, armed Houthi forces raided a lecture hall at Sana’a University and assaulted Ali Baalawi, a member of the university’s sociology faculty. The attack was in apparent retaliation for Balaawi’s allegedly criticizing the appointment of a military

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On January 25, 2020, Houthi militants reportedly kidnapped Dr. Hamid Aqlan, President of the Sana’a-based University of Science and Technology (USTY), along with one of his administrative colleagues. Rebels took Aqlan from his home and brought him to an undisclosed

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