Written By: Abdul-Aziz Oudah
Article Date: Sep 18, 2012 - 7:02:31 PM
Hood organization said it had launched a “popular campaign against air strikes” in Yemen, which it described as committing two crimes, the first is the killing of citizens and the second is the breaching of territorial sovereignty.
Hood which defends rights and freedoms in Yemen accused the Yemeni government of “negligence” in treatment of those wounded in the air raid which killed 13 civilians, including a woman and her daughter last Sunday, in an air strike which hit a car carrying them near Rada’ in al-Baidha Province.
Abdurrahman Berman, a rights activist, said his organization in collaboration with the “Honor International” organization, submitted Saturday a demand to the Yemeni Attorney General for investigating the air raids, coinciding with a demand to the UN to send an international team to participate in the investigations.
Berman added Hood organization had submitted a request last week to the Attorney General to investigate claims of spy planes flying in Yemeni skies, and drones carrying out air strikes in Yemeni territories, which kill innocent Yemeni citizens.
“We therefore ask you to investigate these claims and refer to judiciary the ones involved in offending the Yemeni citizens’ honor, neglected the Yemeni sovereignty and failed in performing their national duties, according to the constitution and law,” Hood added in its memo to the Attorney General.
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