ICBU calls on the United States, Britain, Russia, China, North Korea and Turkey to stop Exporting Arms to the UAE Immediately

Feb 21 2019
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ICBU calls on the United States, Britain, Russia, China, North Korea and Turkey to stop Exporting Arms to the UAE Immediately

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has called on arms exporters such as the United States, Britain, Russia, China, North Korea and Turkey to stop selling arms, ammunition and warplanes to the United Arab Emirates.

Amnesty International reported that the United Arab Emirates was transporting weapons to forces accused of war crimes in Yemen. Amnesty said in a statement that the deployment of these fighting forces is a recipe for disaster for Yemeni civilians, who have already lost thousands, while others are on the verge of famine as a direct result of the war.

The UAE has armed thousands of Yemeni fighters, mostly in the southern provinces and western coastal areas, as part of the forces fighting the Huthis, who control most of the urban areas, including the capital Sana’a and the main port of Hodeidah. ICBU called on human rights organizations to put pressure on arms exporters to the UAE to stop arms exports immediately because of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by UAE forces and their militias in Yemen.

The International Campaign called for the intervention of the United Nations, the European Parliament, human rights institutions and the international community to stop human rights violations committed by UAE authorities against Yemen and to force 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 daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.

ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in trafficking in human beings and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.