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HRW Urges Sanctions against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch urged the UN to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the violations committed as part of the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen.

“Imposing targeted sanctions for the indiscriminate bombing and unlawful blockading of essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population is well within the U.N. Security Council’s mandate,” said the international rights watchdog in an op-ed published in the Washington Post.

The article signed by Akshaya Kumar added that “as restrictions on imports push millions of Yemenis further into famine and aid the spread of normally treatable diseases, Prince Mohammed bin Salman shouldn’t be getting a free pass. Instead, he and other senior coalition leaders should face international sanctions.”

As is the case with Houthi leaders and allies of deceased autocrate Abdullah Saleh who have been sanctioned by the UN, Kumar said the UN should have imposed “targeted sanctions for the indiscriminate bombing and unlawful blockading of essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population is well within the U.N. Security Council’s mandate.”

“Prince bin Salman should shoulder responsibility for the coalition’s violations of international law,” she said.

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