The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman has paid tribute to the people of Mahrah, a Yemeni governorate located some 1300 km east of the capital Sana’a, for rejecting the Saudi-UAE presence in their area.
"I salute the struggle of great Mahris who reject the Saudi-UAE presence in their province," said Mrs. Karman in a statement on Twitter.
She also praised them for their sit-ins demanding the delivery of sea and land ports to the legitimate authorities.
On Monday, the people of Al Mahrah began an open sit-in in the governorate capital, Al-Ghaideh, to demand the handing over of all sea and land ports of the province to the two legitimate security and military establishments.
Tawakkol Karman describes UN blacklist of Saudi-led coalition for killing children as “fair and just”
June 30, 2018
The Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman said that the UN blacklist of the Saudi-UAE-led Arab coalition, Iranian-backed Houthi militia and al-Qaeda as children's rights violators is “a very fair and just classification”.
"It was a fair and just decision to put the Houthis, al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on the UN blacklist for crimes against children in Yemen, she wrote on social media.
The UN has added the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to its annual list of shame for killing hundreds of children in 2016, which was rejected by Saudi Arabia that claimed it took effort to avoid civilian casualties.
In addition, the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, pro-government forces, and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were also all added to the UN list, which said they failed to protect children.
The United Nations said 683 children were killed or injured in Saudi-led attacks that struck dozens of schools and hospitals in Yemen last year.