ICBU Sends Letters to UNESCO and the International Organisations on the UAE’s Distortion of Archaeological and Environmental Sites on the Yemeni Island of Socotra

May 06 2018
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ICBU Sends Letters to UNESCO and the International Organisations on the UAE’s Distortion of Archaeological and Environmental Sites on the Yemeni Island of Socotra

 

7th, May 2018

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has sent official letters to UNESCO and the International Organisations on the UAE’s defamation of archaeological and ecological sites on the Yemeni island of Socotra after the shipment of tanks, armoured vehicles and heavy equipment, in addition to the construction of an Emirati military base in the most natural and beautiful places in Yemen. The UAE military base on the island of Socotra. The island of Socotra, near Somalia in the Gulf of Aden, is protected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Socotra was distinguished by its unique location, which gave it a wide variety of flora. It was classified in 2008 as a world heritage site. Times 2010 The most beautiful islands of the world.

 

Media sources said that the UAE has suppressed the angry demonstrations against its military bases in Yemen, the growing presence in Yemen and the exploitation of natural places by the UAE to distort and use them as tourist resorts for its soldiers. The UAE’s involvement in the war in Yemen has killed some 14,000 Yemeni people, thousands of wounded and kidnapped, leaving hundreds of thousands of Yemenis in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

The campaign said in a statement that it would continue to send official letters to all relevant international bodies to pressure the UAE to stop the human rights violations it commits on a daily basis in its war in Yemen against this impoverished country.

 

The boycott campaign aims to isolate the UAE economically and politically because of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as the war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights. The UAE is a center of modern slavery and today it is one of the leading countries in the field of human trafficking. Supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.