Two Yemeni prisoners of war amongst those killed in Saudi mass execution

Two Yemeni prisoners of war amongst those killed in Saudi mass execution

The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights has condemned on Sunday the flagrant violation and heinous crimes carried out by the Saudi regime in executing a number of Qatif province residents as well as Yemenis and people of other nationalities, including two prisoners of war taken during the invasion of Yemen.

The Ministry stated in a message, received by the Yemeni News Agency Saba, that “the Yemeni prisoners who were included in the execution, were part of a prisoner exchange negotiation file under the supervision of the United Nations.”

The statement indicated that “this execution is illegal and the conditions and principles of a public trial were never met.” It added that the Saudi regime arrested Yemeni citizen Faris Saeed in 2015 and kept him jailed until his recent execution.

The Ministry of Human Rights considered this mass killing by the Saudi authorities “a criminal act and a catastrophe against humanity.”

The statement called on all organisations, the peoples of the world and all free countries to take an honourable stance in rejecting the crimes of the Saudi regime and condemning this specific crime.

The Ministry held the international community, the UN Security Council, and the UN Human Rights Council responsible for the crimes and violations committed by the Saudi regime.

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