ICBU: The UAE and its Militias in Yemen are Waging a Campaign of Assassinations against Scholars and Preachers

May 27 2018
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ICBU: The UAE and its Militias in Yemen are Waging a Campaign of Assassinations against Scholars and Preachers

27  May 2018

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) said that the United Arab Emirates and its militias have launched a campaign of assassinations against preachers and scientists in Yemen, where about 26 preachers and scholars preachers were assassinated in Yemen. Yemeni Minister of Awqaf and Guidance Dr. Ahmed Attia called for the formation of a commission of inquiry into the crimes and the detection of those behind these crimes.

Earlier, the Arab Human Rights Organization in Britain accused the UAE authorities and its affiliates of responsibility for the killings in Aden. The Arab organization said that Al-Shargabi, the legal officer of the October 14 Foundation for Printing and Publishing, was targeted on Wednesday evening, May 9, as he was heading to his home in Aden after evening prayers, where gunmen attacked him and shot him to death hours later. In a statement, ICBU stressed the involvement of the UAE authorities and their militias in repeated assassinations against clerics, preachers and human rights violations in Yemen. The campaign called for serious investigations into all political assassinations in Yemen which affected opponents of the intervention of the UAE and its militias in Yemen.

The campaign considered the violations and assassinations committed by the UAE and its militias in Yemen as war crimes, and called on the international community to detain and investigate the ministers and officials of the UAE government when visiting their countries, especially Europe, America and Australia.

ICBU calls on the international community to hold the United Arab Emirates accountable for human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE 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 neighbouring countries or citizen and residents.

The boycott campaign 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 human-trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.