Yemen

Mounting evidence of high civilian toll in airstrikes - NEWS - 18/05/2015

Amnesty International has gathered new eyewitness testimony pointing to a repeated failure by the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths in Yemen. Read more.

One month after the Saudi Arabian-led campaign, Amnesty had called for an urgent investigation in to the killing of hundreds of civilians including scores of children. Thousands of civilians have also been injured while millions have been "forced to live in state of utter terror". Read more.

Meanwhile, the Huthi armed group and allied forces loyal to former President 'Ali 'Abdullah Saleh have been responsible for a surge in arbitrary arrests, detentions and abductions. Read more.

Amnesty has also gathered evidence suggesting that Huthi forces have carried out indiscriminate mortar attacks on civilians and repeatedly targeted  medical workers and facilities in the governorate of Aden. Read more.

Journalist killed - NEWS - 18/03/2015

Abdualkarim al-Khaiwani, a leading journalist in Yemen, was killed by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike in Sana'a on 18 March 2015. Amnesty calls on the Yemeni authorities to set up a prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigation in to the killing. Read more.

Amnesty documents

     2015

Updated 18/05/2015

Country coordinator - Paul Dawson - paul.dawson@amnesty.org.uk