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Almost 1,500 of them hit residential areas. Amnesty International says at least 36 of them violated international laws and may have constituted war crimes. “Despite the reported violations in Yemen, Italy continues to export arms to members of the Saudi-led military coalition,” said Francesco Vignarca from ...
Pressure is mounting on President Emmanuel Macron to scale back military support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading the coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls most of northern Yemen and the capital Sanaa. Lawmakers and rights groups want Macron ...

Tirana Hassan, crisis director at Amnesty International, described it as “rather twisted” that a large proportion of the UN's funding plan will be paid by those who, she argued ... Nabil Al Kumaim, of Yemeni NGO Yemen Family Care Association, based in the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, will be at the gathering.
Saudi Arabia's aggressive publicity drive to rebrand its image, tarnished by a ruthless crackdown on freedom of expression and a bombing offensive in Yemen, is fooling nobody, Amnesty International said today, as it launched a satirical ad campaign telling the authorities not to mistake public relations for ...
“We have documented extensively how all sides have violated international law in the Yemen conflict over the past three years. Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes have recklessly destroyed and damaged Yemeni homes, hospitals, schools and markets. As a result, thousands of civilians have lost their ...
“Three years on, Yemen's conflict shows no real signs of abating, and all sides continue to inflict horrific suffering on the civilian population,” Maalouf said. Amnesty has accused the warring sides in Yemen of having repeatedly violated international law. “Thousands of Yemeni civilians have had their lives ...

Since the coalition's campaign of airstrikes against the Huthi armed group began on 25 March 2015, Amnesty International has documented how all parties to ... “There is extensive evidence that irresponsible arms flows to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition have resulted in enormous harm to Yemeni civilians.
Three years into their war on Yemen's rebels, Saudi Arabia and its military allies – armed by the US and Britain – could stand guilty of war crimes, Amnesty International said Friday. While all parties in the Yemen war are accused of neglecting civilian safety, the Saudi-led coalition, which intervened on the ...
Since the Huthi armed group and its allies took control of large parts of Yemen in late 2014, thousands of people have been arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, and tortured on the basis of their perceived political allegiance or religious beliefs, rights groups say. Amnesty International and other local ...
Amnesty International's 409-page report published recently warned that Saudi Arabia has “held up shipments of food, fuel and medicine”, cutting off the ... In February 2018, Saudi Arabia executed 46 air strikes within 48 hours in the Nehm district of Sana'a, more than 58 Yemenis were killed raising ...
The Houthis should cease all persecution of the Baha'i religious minority in areas of Yemen under their control, Human Rights Watch said. ... Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Mwatana have repeatedly called for Haydara's release and an end to the persecution of Yemen's Baha'i community ...
The sentencing of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison today for peacefully expressing his opinions online illustrates the Bahraini authorities' utter contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International. The sentence relates to posts on his Twitter account in 2015 ...
The investigative research findings reveal that three Yemenis, a woman and two men, were forcibly disappeared, ill-treated and given an unfair trial before ... is part of a wider pattern of the Houthis using the judiciary to settle political scores,” said Rawya Rageh, Amnesty International's senior crisis advisor.
A Yemeni mother in Houthi rebel custody is waiting to be put to death over allegations she spied for the United Arab Emirates, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. A court in rebel-held capital Sanaa handed down the death penalty to 22-year-old Asmaa al-Omeissy and two men on charges ...
FURTHER insight into the horror of life in Yemen has emerged as an Amnesty International report reveals abuses in the rebel-controlled capital. Kate Nevens of the organisation's Scotland team says the report into the treatment of three people who were disappeared and allegedly tortured highlights wider ...
Two of the defendants, speaking from areas of Yemen outside Huthi control, told Amnesty International they were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment at all the facilities where they were held since their arrest, including while in the custody of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). They were ...
Amnesty International has documented repeated indiscriminate attacks and other serious violations by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen that ... aid and the import of essential goods have prevented or delayed the entry of food, medicine, and other vital goods and have put millions of Yemenis at risk.

The Trump administration has already moved ahead with a number of controversial sales, including a push for $7 billion in precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns they have directly contributed to civilian deaths in Yemen's civil war. "Amnesty International has documented US ...
By Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International ... But by far the biggest warning sign that Saudi Arabia is not ready to take human rights seriously is what it is doing in neighboring Yemen. Earlier in ... An estimated 130 Yemeni children are dying every day, according to Save the Children. Though ...
Mark Lowcock, who co-ordinates humanitarian affairs and emergency relief for the UN, has said that without urgently needed humanitarian aid, Yemen would be subject to "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims." Jamie McGoldrick has denied that Yemeni rebels are ...
Citing grave concerns over the humanitarian crisis that's exploded in Yemen as a result of the U.S.-backed war in the impoverished country, Norway has ... its allies to flagrantly flout international law and risk being complicit in grave violations, including war crimes," said Amnesty International in November.
80 years later, however, an even more criminal action is carried out against Yemeni civilians by Saudi Arabia, with the complicity of the United States. 2018 has begun with the usual deadly Saudi strikes. Recent ones in the city of Hodeida have killed 23 people and Yemenis live in fear of new strikes that do ...
Hamid Kamal Muhammad bin Haydara, has been detained in Sana'a since December 2013. At the moment five Baha'is are detained by the Huthis in Yemen, including some who have been subjected to enforced disappearances. Amnesty International together with Yemeni NGO Mwatana Organization for ...
In comments included in a prepared statement and in an interview with the BBC, McGoldrick dismissed Saudi claims that Yemeni rebels were smuggling arms through the port . He said a UN verification mechanism dealing with arriving ships had “never found any weapons”. He said 20 million Yemenis, out ...
Yemen has been ravaged in a bloody civil war between the Iranian-backed Houthis and Saudi-backed forces, with Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of nine ... Groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented an array of human rights abuses committed by both sides in the ...
Yemen has been ravaged in a bloody civil war between the Iranian-backed Houthis and Saudi-backed forces, with Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of nine ... Groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented an array of human rights abuses committed by both sides in the ...
Eighty years later, however, an even more criminal action is being carried out against Yemeni civilians mainly by Saudi Arabia, with the complicity of the ... An Amnesty International report titled “Yemen: The Forgotten War” describes the consequences of the attacks carried out by Saudi Arabia's coalition.
At the beginning of the Yemeni conflict, in 2015 and 2016, U.S. forces directly assisted the Saudi-led coalition in targeting the Houthi rebels. The Pentagon says it no longer provides that aid, but since Trump took office it has doubled its refueling assistance, operating "gas stations in the sky" that allow Saudi ...
“The feeble response to crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen underscored the lack of leadership on ... With the report launching in Washington D.C., Amnesty International warned that President Trump's backward steps on human rights are setting a dangerous ...
“Inequalities” between men and women in Yemen have been “exacerbated” as a result of the ongoing crisis in the country and resulted in the “rise” of negative coping mechanisms, including child marriage, Amnesty International's World Report warned today. The 409-page report, which mentions Yemen ...
Mark Lowcock, who co-ordinates humanitarian affairs and emergency relief for the UN, has said that without urgently needed humanitarian aid, Yemen would be subject to "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims." Jamie McGoldrick has denied that Yemeni rebels are ...
4, 2017, reportedly shows the body of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh being transported at an undisclosed location in Yemen.more + ... other conflicts in the region where at least civilians can flee,” Donatella Rovera, Senior Crisis Response Advisor for Amnesty International told ABC News.
The last known use of cluster munitions by the United States military was a December 2009 strike in Yemen, when Navy warships fired multiple Tomahawk cruise missiles carrying bomblets. ... Amnesty International reported that the 2009 attack killed 41 people, including 14 women and 21 children.
Perhaps that is why it has gained international attention, while the conflict in Yemen is overlooked. Less than half of the British public is aware of it. The death toll is anyway misleading. Many more Yemenis have died from a lack of food and medicine than from the fighting, of which the shortages are a direct ...
UNOCHA also stressed the importance of allowing fuel to be unloaded in Yemeni ports to enable the use of generators in hospitals and pumping stations, ... Meanwhile, Amnesty International has called on the US, Britain and France to put an immediate stop to the supply of weapons to the coalition, which it ...
Amnesty International has said the munitions could end up being used by the Gulf state in its war against neighbouring Yemen, where civilian populations have borne the brunt of the conflict. “[We] call on Greece to immediately rescind the sale and transfer of military equipment to Saudi Arabia and to refuse ...
The last three weeks have seen a Saudi-imposed military blockade on Yemeni ports, which has stopped vital humanitarian aid from getting to the millions ... Reports from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have linked UK bombs to attacks on civilian infrastructure, while a UN expert panel has ...
Amnesty International has urged Greece's government to scrap a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, saying that the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen. The leading human rights organisation voiced deep concern on Monday over the proposed deal, saying there ...
The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding humanitarian assistance, including items indispensable to the survival of civilians, said Amnesty International today. According to the UN and humanitarian agencies food ...
The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is impeding humanitarian assistance of items indispensable to the survival of civilians, said Amnesty International today. According to the UN and humanitarian agencies food and ...
The number of British-made bombs and missiles sold to Saudi Arabia since the start of its bloody campaign in Yemen has risen by almost 500 per cent, The Independent can reveal. More than .... But Amnesty International UK said a total halt to British arms exports to Saudi Arabia was “long overdue”.
According to Amnesty International, in 2016 the world spent $US1.69 trillion on ... Australia has refused to condemn Saudi actions in Yemen.
Yemeni blogger Afrah Nasser was awarded this year's International Free Press Award for her work covering the conflict in Yemen despite the many obstacles ... from all warring parties, making it difficult for Yemenis and the outside world ... was Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International's Turkey chapter.
Yemeni blogger Afrah Nasser was awarded this year's International Free ... from all warring parties, making it difficult for Yemenis and the outside work to ... was Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International's Turkey chapter.
According to Amnesty International's research Saudi Arabia which leads the military coalition in Yemen, along with all parties to the conflict, has ...
Today Amnesty International launches a new briefing at the UN General ... consequences for civilians in countries like Yemen and Afghanistan.
The US is helping Saudi Arabia wage a war in Yemen, largely in secret. ... On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia and an Arab coalition took sides in the Yemeni civil war. ... Yemenis have been plunged into the world's worst humanitarian crisis. ... Humanitarian organizations such as Amnesty International and ...
Yemen: UN downplays Saudi Arabia-led coalition's crimes against children ... of hundreds of Yemeni children, by watering down criticism of the Saudi Arabia-led ... In recent weeks, Amnesty International confirmed the use of a ...
A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that ... AMY GOODMAN: We begin today's show in Yemen, where a new ... And we found that out with collaboration with a local Yemeni ... an effect on how Yemenis and people in the region and the Arab world will view the U.S. role there.
Yemen's Huthi-Saleh forces must immediately and unconditionally release a ... without access to a lawyer or his family, Amnesty International has said. ... rose to fame during the Arab Spring and the ongoing Yemeni conflict.


 

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