Yemen

Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s Dismemberment of Yemen

“Saudi Arabia must face the damage from the past three-plus years of war in Yemen.” These words opened the last column by Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi published while he was still alive. Three weeks later, on Oct. 2, Khashoggi…

Yemen whitewash shows Saudi investigation of Jamal Khashoggi cannot be trusted

Saudi regime has ordered an investigation into disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi investigations into war crimes in Yemen have been a whitewash. Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine for 100 years. UK has licensed almost £5…

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

On 15 September, more than 20 members of the Bahá’í community in Yemen, including all their national leaders and minors, were falsely accused of espionage and apostasy at a Houthis-controlled Sana’a court hearing. The accusations, inspired by religious motives, made…

Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000

Joint statement WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000 WHO, WFP and UNICEF appeal for humanitarian access and an end to conflict, as 75 per cent of population now in need…

Remembrance Day hypocrisy of British Prime Minister say peace activists

Press release by the UK’s Peace Pledge Union. White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. They pointed out that civilians in Yemen…

UK activists not guilty after trying to disarm fighter jets headed for Yemen

Activist Sam Walton and Rev Daniel Woodhouse have been acquitted after breaking-in to BAE Systems factory to ‘disarm’ Typhoon fighter jets. BAE’s Typhoon fighter jets are being used by Saudi-led forces in the ongoing bombardment of Yemen The UK has…

Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human…

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought…

U.S. Peace Activists in Rome Issue Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

Most states allow a “citizen’s arrest” of whoever is caught committing a felony, should the police fail to intervene. Since Trump’s missile attack against Syria constituted a crime of aggression (a felony) and since no law enforcement agency has acted…

This is not beautiful…

When President Trump attacked Syria with Tomahawk missiles last week, the media cheered. MSNBC’s Brian Williams even said, “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels in the eastern Mediterranean.” Let that sink…

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