UK profiting from Yemeni civilians suffering: HRW

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the United Kingdom is profiting from the suffering of Yemeni civilians by selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

The prominent rights group made the remarks in a press release on Tuesday, after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.

Describing the judgment as terrible news for Yemeni civilians, the HRW also expressed disappointment at the ruling for not helping pressure Riyadh to end its “unlawful attacks” in the war-torn country.

The organization said it had identified at least 81 unlawful attacks conducted by the Saudi-led coalition on schools, markets, hospitals and homes.

Yemeni children stand amid the rubble of a building damaged in an airstrike by the Saudi army on the capital Sana’a on July 13, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

In March 2015, the Saudi regime and its allies, backed by the US, began a military campaign against Yemen to reinstall its former…

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