ICBU: UAE Blackmails the Raped Yemeni Women to Cover up the Offender

Apr 05 2018
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ICBU: UAE Blackmails the Raped Yemeni Women to Cover up the Offender


International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) denounced the violations committed by the UAE and its allied forces in Yemen, where Yemeni human rights organizations reported that a Yemeni woman from the Directorate of Khokha in Yemen was subjected to a heinous crime by a Sudanese soldier belonging to the UAE-Saudi allies. At 5:00 pm on Thursday, when the victim was gathering firewood south of Abu Musa al-Ash’ari camp in the Directorate, the Sudanese soldier have spotted her and raped her even though the victim’s companions tried to prevent the Sudanese soldier from assaulting the girl, but he fired into the air and terrified a companion. After the incident the people took the woman victim police station while she was bleeding.


Yemeni media sources confirmed that the forces loyal to UAE took the raped woman and her husband into Abu Musa camp and then they put her in a room alone and refused to enter her husband with her and several UAE soldiers entered her room. She was interrogated and then forced to sign a paper, which recognizes and admits that she has not been subjected to any sexual assault by any Sudanese soldier, in exchange for her family life, but before that she must sign the paper that recognize that no Sudanese soldier raped her. The raped woman told Yemeni activists that she found the Sudanese soldier, who raped her and who was present inside the camp and protected by the Emiratis and Yemenis loyal to them.


ICBU said this was not the first time that Yemeni women had been assaulted by harassment or rape. Women and girls in the Mukha Directorate had been raped by the coalition soldiers but had been covered by extortion techniques used by the UAE in Yemen. ICBU called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations committed by the UAE in southern Yemen and to force the UAE authorities to respect international human rights law. ICBU 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 neighbouring countries, citizens or residents.


ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, in addition to 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 human-trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.