Dec 11, 2017, 1:19 PM
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Human Rights Watchdog calls for punishment of Saudi authorities

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – Human Rights Watchdog (HRW) asked the United Nations Security Council to take punitive measures against the Saudis if they do not immediately allow the humanitarian aid and basic goods be delivered in war-torn Yemen.

Travel ban and asset confiscation of Saudi authorities, including Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, are among the demands, said Aljazeera.

HRW's Policy Director James Ross said the Saudi-led coalition has jeopardized millions of Yemenis' lives by preventing basic foodstuffs and medicine from entering Yemen.

Human Rights Watchdog also said that neglecting the pains and sufferings of the people of Yemen is an overt violation of the laws of war and a war crime.

According to Aljazeera, opening the sea, land and air to commercial shipments is an important step to fight the most horrible human crisis in the world.

The human rights body asked for the punishment of those who intentionally violate the humanitarian international laws and commit war crimes.

Saudi Arabia and some other regional countries attacked Yemen on March19, 2015, to re-empower the resigned runaway President of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

About 15,000 Yemenis have been killed and thousands of others have been wounded so far.


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