Yemen

Analysis shows Saudi-led forces killed scores - NEWS - 02/07/2015

New research and weapons analysis by Amnesty International in Yemen show the high price civilians are paying amid the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition airstrikes through out the country. Investigators examined eight strikes between 12-16 June and determined that 54 civilians including 16 women and 27 children were killed. Read more. Photographs of the heavy price civilians continue to pay can be found here.

Scores of casualties in Sana'a have been caused by anti-aircraft munitions shot by the Huthi armed group which detonated after landing in populated areas. Many other civilians were injured by secondary explosions following Saudi Arabian-led coalition attacks on weapons depots. 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

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Updated 02/07/2015

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