French activists stop arms shipment for Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war

Rights groups in France managed to stop the loading of French weapons meant for sale to Saudi Arabia by holding demonstrations at the Le Havre port last week.

May 14, 2019 by Surangya

The activists stated that the weapons sale violates the UN Arms Trade Treaty as the weapons are likely to be used in the Yemen war which has taken the lives of tens of thousands of civilians. The treaty bans the sale of weapons that can fuel human rights violations or war crimes.

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