All Parties In Yemen War Committing Abuses, U.N. Human Rights Council Report Says

New York Times: War Crimes Committed by Both Sides in Yemen, U.N. Panel Says
“All parties to the war in Yemen are committing horrific abuses, from arbitrary killings to rape and torture, with an impunity that underscores a collective failure of the international community, a panel of international experts said on Tuesday. … The United States, Britain, France, and Iran could be complicit in abuses by providing intelligence and logistics support, and by making arms transfers that were of ‘questionable legitimacy,’ the panel said, and which perpetuated the conflict…” (Cumming-Bruce, 9/3).
 
Washington Post: U.N. report says U.S., Britain, France may be complicit in potential war crimes in Yemen
“…The wide-ranging report from a team of investigators commissioned by the U.N. Human Rights Council found that all parties to the conflict had perpetrated possible war crimes through airstrikes, shelling, snipers, and land mines, as well as arbitrary killings, torture, and other abuses. The Saudi-led coalition, which is aligned with Yemen’s internationally recognized government, is accused of intentionally starving Yemenis as a tactic of war and killing thousands of civilians in airstrikes. The coalition’s foes, northern rebels known as Houthis, are accused of planting land mines, shelling cities and deploying child soldiers…” (Raghavan, 9/3).
 
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