Human rights Orgnization: shelling and indiscriminate shells have claimed more than 15 civilians in the past two days

Human rights Orgnization: shelling and indiscriminate shells have claimed more than 15 civilians in the past two days

SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties denounced today Monday, the war crimes against Yemeni civilians committed by the Saudi-Emirati Coalition fighters and Houthis militia, by the indiscriminate bombing that claimed the lives of more than 15 civilians, including children and women during two days on 27 and 28 April, in addition to damages inflicted on properties at Addalie, Taiz and Al-Baidha governorates.      

SAM said in a statement issued today, 29 April, that on 27 April the Saudi-Emirati Coalitions air fighters bombed a civil vehicle carrying civilians fleeing the fighting in Al-Oud district, Ibb governorate, and killed 5 civilians, including one child.

In Taiz governorate, Houthis militia, in al-Kadaha area, fired Katyusha rockets at Abdullah Abdulghani Murad house, in Mashrafa village, Wadi Bani Khawlan, Jabal Habashi district, killing 5 family members; the 30-year mother and 4 children, and destroyed the house.   

In Al-Baidha, on 28 April, killed Ali Saleh Al-Habagi Al-Humaiqani, 3, and injured three others, and one woman, when Houthis militia tanks fired at Al-Habag area, Al-Zaher district.

Mr. Tawfeq Al-Humeidi, president of SAM Organization, expressed his concern over the silence of the international community, namely the UN special envoy, on the violations the civilians are exposed to, without serious stand against the perpetuators, recent crime is the killing of 14 students at Al-Raee school in Sana’a.     

SAM warned that targeting civilians by Katyusha and tank shelling, indiscriminately, is a clear violation to the international law, where such ammunition are considered inaccurate and indiscriminate ammunitions, and violates the distinction principle, according to Rome Statutes of the ICC, noting the recurrence of such attacks by Houthis militia, which is indication to the celebrate nature of such attacks.  

SAM urged all fighting parties in Yemen, and the international community to apply the international and humanitarian conventions and treaties related to civilians’ protection.


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