Yemeni president exiled in Saudi capital, Riyadh, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, has been put under house arrest by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as evidenced by not allowing him to come back to Yemen’s interim capital Aden, said Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman today.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights activist, Tawakkol Karman, today condemned in the strongest possible terms a deadly airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which left scores of dead and wounded civilians in Sa’ada province in the far north of Yemen, calling for an international investigation to ensure that perpetrators don’t escape punishment.
The Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist has denied that one day she officially announced any support for what is known as Operation Decisive Storm, a Saudi-led military intervention whose operations were launched in March 2015 in Yemen after the Iranian-backed Houthi militia and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh carried out the coup against Yemen’s legitimate authority.
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The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates wants Yemen to remain a failed state so that it is easy to swallow it up and control its islands, coasts and ports, and bring the whole country under permanent hegemony, said Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman.