Hundreds of citizens have on Wednesday staged a protest rally in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, demanding the lifting of the blockade imposed by Saudi-led coalition on Sana’a International Airport.
At the rally, organised in front of the airport, the participants called for opening the airport in order to receive all civilian flights unconditionally and as such to save the lives of patients and ensure the return of expatriates.
They denounced the crimes committed by coalition militias against the Yemeni expatriate Abdul-Malik al-Sanbani after his arrival to Aden Airport from the US.
The protesters raised pictures of victims, abductees and the sick children and the elderly who died because they were unable to travel for treatment abroad.
Deputy Information Minister, Fahmy al-Yousifi, stated that the closure of Sana’a Airport is a war crime against the entire Yemeni people.
He added that “thousands of Yemenis are dying as a result of the air, land and sea blockade imposed by the coalition targeting the Yemeni people.”
The Director of Sana’a International Airport, Khaled Al-Shayef, reiterated the airport’s technical and operational readiness to receive civil flights in accordance with the conditions and requirements applicable at international airports.