Human rights organisation director escapes assassination attempt in New York

Human rights organisation director escapes assassination attempt in New York

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.

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