ICSFT Calls for Ending War, Lifting Siege on Yemen

The International Council Supporting Fair Trial and Human Rights (ICSFT) on Wednesday called for ending the war and lifting the siege on Yemen, which exacerbated the humanitarian conditions of the citizens.

The Council denounced, in a statement, the economic violations committed by the Saudi-led coalition and its persistence in expanding the area of deprivation, poverty, and hunger and the direct and indirect killing against the Yemeni people.

The statement considered the continuation of the coalition in detaining the ships of fuel for long periods, despite obtaining the permits, a precedent that has not occurred in the world and a full ignore to the Stockholm Agreement on facilitating the arrival of basic materials and humanitarian aid to the port of Hodeida.

These arbitrary practices are a grave breach and a flagrant violation of the four Geneva Conventions, the rules of international humanitarian law, the United Nations high seas law, and all applicable laws and customs, the statement added.

The Council expressed its dissatisfaction with the UN organizations’ continued disavowal of their responsibilities under the pretext that the issue is linked to the political side, while they are exploiting the suffering of the Yemenis to attract donations from donors.

The statement called on the UN Security Council, the United Nations, the international community, and the concerned Special Rapporteur at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to immediately intervene to release fuel ships and work to end the war and blockade.

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