UN charges UAE of this in southern Yemen!
Head of UN Human Rights Expert Team in YemenIn a television interview with Al-Jazeera on Saturday, head of the team Kamal Jendoubi confirmed that the team of human rights experts documented 37 cases of sexual violence committed by Emirati officers and members of their militias in Aden and Hadramout provinces.
“The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council’s militias are holding a number of women and girls and use them as hostages of war,” Jendoubi said, confirming that the UN team had documented 600 interviews with Yemeni witnesses who experienced crimes of sexual assault and violations committed by the UAE forces in the southern provinces, and adding that the UN team has a list of personalities who committed those crimes.
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.