Houthi crimes highlighted at European Parliament
The international community has been urged to do more to tackle human rights violations committed by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
Guest speaker, Dr. Wesam Basindawa, head of the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, told members of the European Parliament and representatives of EU institutions about cases of physical and sexual violence toward women and children, the recruiting of children as soldiers, and brutal attacks against minorities.
The group had also turned schools and educational facilities into camps and weapons stores, breaching international humanitarian and human rights laws.
And she pointed out that religious and ethnic minorities in Yemen, such as the Jewish and Baha’i communities, had seen many of their rights and basic freedoms restricted by the Houthis.