The Human Rights Watch have stated that the British government can “no longer deny” the Saudi aggression in Yemen that has seen over 8300 people killed since last March.
This comes as the British government have sold over 1.5 billion dollars worth of missiles, rockets and other weapons to Saudi Arabia in the past year.
The rights group calls on the UK to “immediately halt the transfer of any weapons and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and other coalition states that have been used to commit the documented violations.”
Human Rights Watch also stated that the British government should “end its disingenuous stance on investigations.” The group added that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has repeatedly stressed that the UK supports the “proper investigations of alleged laws-of-war violations,” but as yet there has been no evidence of the UK carrying out any manner of investigation into Riyadh’s violations in Yemen.
This was preceded by a United Nations report released on Tuesday that claimed the Saudi regime were targeting civilians in refugee camps, residential areas, hospitals, schools and even weddings.