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Report Shows that Saudi Arabia Covered up its War Crimes in Yemen

An international law group has submitted a new report to the British government providing evidence that the Saudi-led coalition has been covering up its unlawful airstrikes on civilian targets and its war crimes in the war on Yemen.

According to Press TV, researchers from the independent Yemeni rights group Mwatana, seen as impartial by the UN, have collected the evidence which was submitted to the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, by the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) and UK law firm Bindmans.

The 288-page report said the Saudi attacks violate international humanitarian law by "targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure."

 It contains witness testimony as well as crater and bomb-fragment analysis from scores of strikes carried out by the coalition and added that Riyadh covered up evidence of war crimes in subsequent investigations into bloody attacks.

GLAN’s director Gearóid Ó Cuinn said, "The UK government can either rely on discredited Saudi assurances or listen to those who have documented painstakingly the constant civilian deaths caused by coalition airstrikes."

The new report will put Britain under more pressure as the government is legally not allowed to license arms exports if there is a “clear risk” that they might be used to deliberately or recklessly kill civilians.

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