The regional director of the European Organization for Human Rights Mohammed Al Zubaidi has survived an assassination attempt in New York while returning to his home.
A lawyer for the activist Al-Zubaidi, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Al-Zubaidi suffered light burns as a result of an unknown person spraying hydrogen oxide on his face and fleeing from the place, stressing the attack caused minor burns to Al-Zubaidi’s face, swelling in the eyes and hard breathing.
The lawyer accused the Saudi lobby in the United States of being behind the person who carried out the attacked, weeks after Al-Zubaidi initiated a call for the free Yemen bloc to convene abroad with activists from the Saudi opposition to condemn Saudi crimes against innocents.
Al-Zubaidi’s lawyer expressed his surprise at this attack, as he was riding in his car and did not expect the Saudi lobby to dare to commit the crime.
As a result, there is a large movement by Yemeni activists at the level of the US Congress to condemn Saudi terrorism against civilians in Yemen and violations of human rights. As a result of that call, the Saudi lobby made an unsuccessful attempt to attack Al-Zubaidi.