French Activists Successfully Block Saudi Ship From Loading Weapons

Posted on May 13, 2019 11:17 am
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By Andrea Germanos

(CD— A human rights organization called it a “victory for mobilized civil society” when a Saudi cargo ship left France on Friday without a planned batch of weapons.

France, along with other Western countries including the U.S. and U.K., has been supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, which is leading the coalition bombing Yemen. In so doing, say human rights campaigners, they “risk complicity in committing grave violations of the laws of war.”

Leaked classified French military documents published last month showed that French weapons are being widely used in the coalition’s bombing campaign “including in civilian zones.” The conflict has already killed thousands of civilians.

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