U.K condemns but participates in killing Yemenis
The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain has condemned Sudan for seeking to retain and even increase its troops in a Saudi Arabian-led coalition that has invaded the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country.
It called on the Forces of Freedom and Change to work swiftly to withdraw the 30,000 Sudanese troops, including children, in the Yemen war.
The organization said in a statement published on its official website on Saturday that the Sudanese regime since 2015 has recruited children and men for money to participate in a war that caused the worst humanitarian disaster in the world.
Sudanese forces and parties in the opposition parties demanded the military council to withdraw the Sudanese forces from Yemen.Sudan has been the largest military force to participate in the coalition on Yemen.
The New York Times reported that the Saudis have used their vast oil wealth to outsource the war, mainly by hiring survivors of the Darfur conflict to operate in Yemen, many of them children.
Mohammed Hamdan, deputy chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), said that “as many as 30,000 Sudanese soldiers are fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen,” this came in a public address in Abri on the outskirts of capital Khartoum. Referring to opposition, he said that “some parties want to sabotage our good ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE and this is unacceptable.”
Sudanese Popular parties have rejected the participation of its forces in the war against Yemen, demanding the rapid withdrawal. Activists on social media sites shared a video clip of a Sudanese woman speaking to a crowd of protesters about the need to return Sudanese troops from Yemen. The Sudanese woman said that her country’s army should distance itself from interference in other countries.
Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi, Supreme Political Council member, called on the Sudanese to protect their sons from being dragged into an illegal war in Yemen.
“At least 10 of the Janjaweed forces have been killed and others injured in the battles of Al-Thu’aban valley, including a Sudanese child,” Al-Houthi said in his Twitter account.
“Among the dead Janjaweed forces in the battle a 17-year-old boy named Musa Adam Ali,” he added.
Amnesty International , however, condemned Sudanese court’s sentencing of a teenager woman to death for killing her husband, while the organization did not take any action against the massacres of the coalition, using Sudanese paid fighters, against the Yemeni people, whose victims have exceeded thousands dead and wounded over years.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.