Salam Brothers & Sisters,
IHRC call on all those who stand against the current injustice in Yemen at the hands of the Saudi regime to stand with us and a coalition of organisations on Wednesday, 7 March to protest the visit of Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman
WHEN: Wednesday, 7 March from 5pm
WHERE: 10 Downing St, Westminster, London, SW1A 2AA
IHRC is joining a coalition of organisations to protest against the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman due to take place from 7 – 9 March. Bin Salman currently oversees the bombing of Yemen. The Saudi regime has also supported repression in Bahrain, imposed a blockade on Qatar, and detained the Lebanese Prime Minister.
We urge everyone to attend. All those who oppose the barbaric policies being enacted by the Saudi regime must show solidarity against the British government.
As a result of the Saudi led bombing the U.N. has stated that Yemen has become “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis” in the last 50 years. According to official data, the war has killed 13,600 people, including many children. Public infrastructure has been devastated and homes destroyed by Saudi attacks; more than 3 million people have fled their homes. A staggering 1.2 million civil servants haven’t received their salaries in more than a year, leaving health, education and sanitation services without the people and resources needed to keep them running. Yemenis are dying from preventable illnesses: malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. Cholera has become widespread and threatens to take tens of thousands of lives, a situation that can still be prevented if the Saudi’s stop their war against Yemen. The Saudi regime is ready to destroy Yemen if it does not have the obedience and subservience of all Yemenis.
The actions of the Prince and the Saudi regime have been outrageous. Their gross human rights violations must be condemned. Please join us outside Downing Street to oppose this injustice.
IHRC joins a coalition of organisations which include: Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK, Bahrain Institute for Rights & Democracy, Bahrain Opposition Bloc, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Global Justice Now, Human Rights for Yemen, Iraqi Democrats, Sheba for Democracy and Human Rights, Stop the War Coalition and War on Want.