YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Crown Prince’s Yemen crimes sued in France

PARIS, April 10 (YPA) – A rights group filed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to France on Tuesday, accusing him of complicity in torture and inhumane treatment in Yemen, according to Franceinf website.
The website added that the lawyer Yusuf Ibrahim filed a lawsuit accused the Saudi war planes of targeting residential neighborhoods, displaced persons, markets and hospitals.
The website said the lawsuit involved the using of internationally banned cluster weapons by Saudi Arabia as well as The UAE carried out forced disappearances, imprisonment and torture of Yemeni nationals held in areas under coalition control.
The case was filed in a Paris court as pressure grows on President Emmanuel Macron to curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to Reuters.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on an official visit to France for a three-day visit to present his reforms and strengthen ties with Paris after tension linked to regional crises.
Since the beginning of conflict in 2015, Saudi Arabia has deployed 150,000 troops and about 100 fighter jets in the country. While the military coalition led by Riyadh was the reason of killing more than 10,000 and wounding 50,000 wounded.
According to the United Nations, 22 million Yemenis, 80 percent of the Yemeni population, need humanitarian assistance, while 19 million people, 60 percent of the Yemeni population, live in food insecurity, and 3 million women and children are severely malnourished, In addition to the recent outbreak of cholera.
The Yemeni Society considers that the inability of Yemenis to reach basic needs and food is the result of “air attacks and naval blockade” carried out by the Saudi-led coalition.


Sameera Hassn