Almotamar.net - The Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the United Nations General Assembly to immediately suspend the membership rights of Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council.
The two organizations accused Saudi Arabia of exploiting the body to obstruct justice in regard to committing possible war crimes in Yemen.
In a joint statement issued Wednesday, they urged in the United Nations General Assembly to take this decision because of the regularly flagrant violations of human rights by the Saudi regime.
The statement confirmed that the two organizations will practice pressure on the General Assembly for a vote in this aspect.
"Several months ago, Saudi Arabia exceeded the borders and it is no longer worthy to remain in the Council," assistant director of Human Rights Watch Philippe Bolopion said at a press conference.
The Amnesty International accused the Saudi regime of leading an oppression crackdown, which it described as brutal, against opponents and applying the death penalty in crimes do not deserve it in accordance with international laws.
" Since 2013, all activists of human rights in Saudi Arabia have been jailed, threaten or forced to go into exile," said Richard Bennett, the AIís official at the United Nations.
He stressed that the possible war crimes of the Arab coalition in Yemen should be investigated by the Human Rights Council. "Instead of that, Saudi Arabia used the Council to prevent a decision for an international investigation."
The organizations demanded that the expulsion of Saudi Arabia should be effective until the termination of unlawful attacks of the coalition forces in Yemen and conducting to a credible investigation.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein announced in last March, the responsibility of the Saudi-led coalition for most of the civilian casualties in Yemen.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.