Yemenis live in a highly tribal and conservative society, where ‘honor killing’ seems to be the only solution to contain the issues of elopement. Several girls who eloped, were reportedly slain by their families, while the whereabouts of several others remain unknown to date.
A 17-year – old girl in Sana’a, who the Yemen Organization for Fighting Human Traffickers, had returned to her family – was reportedly killed.
“The girl was pushed out of the fourth floor of her family’s house two days after she was brought back,” Nabeel Fadhel told The Media Line. “Despite the eyewitnesses, the local authorities in Sana’a closed the files, leaving the case unsolved and uninvestigated.”