Saudi Arabia used UK bombs in 81 attacks in Yemen: Activists

Human rights activists say Saudi Arabia has used UK-made bombs in at least 81 unlawful attacks in Yemen, according to a report. 

In its “devastating aerial campaign” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has used bombs and cluster munitions made in the UK, worth £3 billion, over the past two years, The Independent reported.

The Campaign Against Arms Trade has challenged the UK government for its complicity in human rights crimes in Yemen. The verdict in the case is pending.

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Amber Rudd (pictured below) said she was “confident” the verdict would be in the government’s favor.

Kristine Beckerle, Yemen and Kuwait researcher at Human Rights Watch, called on the UK to stop selling arms to the Saudis.

“It’s not just a question of the right thing to do, it’s also a question of legal liability,” she said.

“Do those conditions make it very, very difficult for civilians to live and get on with their lives? Absolutely….

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