A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP
A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP

In Yemen’s secret prisons, torturers literally grill prisoners over flames, and US interrogates

Horrific abuses by UAE torturers at a secret detention network in southern Yemen include spinning captives in a circle of fire, an AP investigation has found

A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP
A former detainee shows how he was kept in handcuffs and leg shackles while held in a secret prison at Riyan airport in the Yemeni city of Mukalla. He covered his face for fear of being identified and detained again. Photo: AP
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