British government, stop helping Saudi war on Yemen

This video says about itself:

US-made bombs used in Saudi strikes on MSF hospital in Yemen – Amnesty

20 September 2016

The US must halt the shipping of weapons that could be used in the Yemen war, Amnesty International has urged in a new report, citing data that confirmed a US-made explosive was used in an attack on a Yemeni hospital on August 15.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Government to face the courts over Saudi sales

Saturday 28th January 2017

PEACE activists are taking the British government to court over its selling of arms to Saudi Arabia — an act they claim is illegal.

Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) argues that the government is in breach of its own regulations and acting illegally by granting licences to British arms manufacturers to sell weapons to the bloody monarchy state.

A three day hearing has been scheduled in the High Court from February 7, 8 and 9.

A Saudi-led coalition is currently bombing Yemen, where rebels have overthrown the unpopular Yemeni government.

In December the Gulf state admitted to using British-made cluster bombs, which are illegal under international law, against Yemeni civilians.

A spokesperson for CAAT said: “This landmark action could stop the sale of weapons which are contributing to appalling human suffering in Yemen, and it will expose the government’s entire approach to arms exports — an approach where human rights are sacrificed for arms company profits.

“It shouldn’t take legal action to make the government follow its own rules on arms sales. These rules say that sales should not be allowed when there is a clear risk that the items might be used in violations of international humanitarian law.

“Yet UK jets, bombs and missiles are playing a central role in attacks which have killed more than 10,000 people.”

The SNP also called yesterday for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen and urged the British government to rethink its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh said: “The only way to prevent this unfolding humanitarian disaster deteriorating even further is to agree an immediate ceasefire.”

The UK’s century-long war against Yemen: here.

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