ICBU Calls on Germany to Stop Arms Deals to the UAE

Sep 04 2019
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ICBU Calls on Germany to Stop Arms Deals to the UAE

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU)  has called on the German government to stop arms deals with the United Arab Emirates, after disclosing the use of German arms against civilians in Yemen and causing the killing and wounding of thousands of Yemenis. The international campaign said Yemeni witnesses said the shells used in the UAE bombing in southern Yemen had German words. The international campaign also called on international human rights institutions to form a fact-finding committee on all violations committed by the UAE in Yemen with European weapons.

The war on Yemen has killed thousands of unarmed civilians – children, women and the elderly – and caused famine in all Yemeni cities. The campaign calls on all European institutions and companies to boycott the UAE for atrocious and brutal crimes against human rights.

The United Arab Emirates continues to violate human rights, especially women’s rights and equality before the law. The boycott campaign calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to oblige the UAE authorities to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights on a daily basis, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighboring countries or their citizens or residents.

 

The boycott campaign said it was launched in light of the endless human rights abuses practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes it committed in Yemen and abuses of workers’ rights, as well as the UAE being the center of modern slavery. The UAE is today one of the leading countries in human trafficking and is a major supporter of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.