Report criticises Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Yemen’s government and rebels

The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and “deprivation of the right to life” during more than three years of fighting against rebels in Yemen, three UN experts have said.

In their first report for the UN’s human rights council, the experts also point to possible crimes by rebel Shia militia in Yemen, which have been fighting the Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s government since March 2015.

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