UK And US Are Part Of All The Killing In Yemen By Selling Weapons To Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Activist
Crown Prince Mohammed bin, and Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the “massacres” that have taken place in Yemen

Yemeni human rights activist has criticised British and the US for the current crisis in Yemen by exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Tawakkol Karman, the leader of the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” has called on a number of countries, including the US and UK, to stop supplying the Saudis with weapons, as Yemen’s devastating famine continues amid civil war.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is known in Yemen as the “mother of the revolution” after she took a prominent role in the uprising during the Arab Spring protests that ousted Yemen’s long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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“The UK, the US and all the countries that support and sell weapons to Saudi Arabia are part of all the killing in Yemen,” Ms Karman told The Independent.

The Yemeni politician has also called for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the “massacres” that have taken place in her country.

“I am calling the human rights defenders to start a trial against them. We want trials in the local courts in Europe and in the ICC. They have committed massacres in Yemen and have caused the war,” Ms Karman said.

The Saudi-led coalition is accused of killing thousands of Yemeni civilians since the war started in 2015. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, an estimated 18.8 million people, 69 per cent of Yemen’s population, have needed some sort of humanitarian aid or assistance.

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Ms Karman who is the first Yemeni and Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, has been sacked by her party for criticising Saudi Arabia’s role in the war ravaging her country.

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She accused the Saudi-led coalition, waging war in support of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi against Yemeni Forces, of “occupying” Yemen.

Previously, Ms Karman tweeted: “Saudi Arabia and UAE took advantage of the militia coup in Sanaa to launch a very ugly occupation and an uglier influence in Yemen.”

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