Yemeni Minister Calls upon International Community to Take Firm Stance Against Militias

Wednesday 1438/12/22 - 2017/09/13
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Geneva, Dhul-Hijjah 22, 1438 H., September 13, 2017, SPA -- Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Askar calls upon the international community to take firm stance against Houthi and Saleh militias due to their coup against Yemeni legitimacy and causing a humanitarian disaster for the Yemeni people.
He also called for adopting an unified stance to end the coup and restore legitimacy according to the Gulf initiative, its executive mechanisms, outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue and the Security Council Resolution No. 2216.
In a speech before 36th Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Askar reviewed the crimes and violations of coup militias that affected the legitimate institutions, residences of officials, kidnappings and assassinations.
He clarified that the Yemeni National Investigation Committee documented 7,000 cases of violations committed by the coup militias, and prepared 3,000 violation cases to be handed over to the Public Prosecution upon directives of the Yemeni President in order to achieve justice.
He stressed that the Yemeni government exerts efforts to cooperate with the National Committee and the Office of the High Commissioner in addition to the Yemeni government's efforts with governments of the member countries of the Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen to deal positively with the National Committee to carry out humanitarian mission in accordance with the international standards.
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