United nations condemn Arab coalition airstrikes on Yemen prison
Un Secretary-General António Guterres condemned on Friday (21) the Saudi-brought coalition airstrike in Yemen, which left a minimum of 70 dead inside a prison and affected telecommunications.
Guterres “reminds both sides that attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law,” the United Nations stated inside a statement.
The United nation’s incumbent’s strong and weird tone on Saudi Arabia and also the UAE contrasts together with his statement on Tuesday, as he had limited themselves to “deploring” the coalition’s previous deadly airstrikes, unleashed in retaliation for digital rebel attacks. From the Emirates, which left three dead and 6 wounded among civilians.
Inside a press conference before the statement, Guterres belief that the Iranian-backed Houthis had designed a “grave mistake” in refusing to get their emissary to Yemen, Swedish diplomat Hendee Grundberg.
A couple of hours earlier, on Thurs ., the Arab coalition, that has intervened since 2015 within the war-torn country, claimed a bombing within the town of Hodeida (west), which, based on an NGO, caused the deaths of three children.
Saudi Arabia leads the military coalition of Muslim countries, such as the UAE, which assists Yemeni government forces from the Houthi rebels.
In the center of the nighttime, an airstrike hit a prison in Saada, the Houthis’ stronghold in northern Yemen.
A minimum of 70 people died and 138 were hurt, based on the NGO Doctors without Borders (MSF), which denounced the “terrible” attack.
An MSF spokesperson stated that “searches one of the boulders from the prison continue to be transported out”.
It wasn’t immediately obvious who and the number of were Saada’s prisoners. However, eight NGOs, including Action against Hunger, Oxfam and save the kids, stated inside a joint statement that migrants were one of the dead and denounced the “blatant indifference” towards the lives of civilians.