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Bahrain Condemns Systematic Human Rights Violations by Houthis in Yemen | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A boy walks past a damaged house in Sanaa, Yemen. © Mohamed al-Sayaghi / Reuters

Bahrain’s permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organizations, Ambassador Dr. Yusuf Abdul Karim Bucheeri, delivered a statement on behalf of Gulf Cooperation Council countries at a human rights session held in Geneva.

In his statement, Bucheeri focused on the importance of providing technical aid and human rights assistance to countries in need and that are willing to cooperate with the UN’s Human Rights Council.

Bucheeri said that GCC countries, after reviewing content present in the High Commissioner’s report on Yemen, welcomed the cooperation between the Office of the High Commissioner’s and Yemen’s National Investigation Committee.

The GCC representative appreciated moral and logistics assistance provided to the investigative body so that it carries out its mission to the best possible.

The ambassador cited the initial report issued by the Yemeni government covering human rights violations staged between January 1, 2015 and January 31, 2017 that reflected the bitter reality of Yemen today: the organized and systematic violations of human rights by the Iran-aligned Houthi militias and armed loyalists backing ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh against Yemeni civilians.

Bucheeri also highlighted the government’s humanitarian efforts devoted to alleviate innocent people’s sufferings.

The ambassador renewed support for UN efforts sponsoring political consultations and the process of reaching a peaceful settlement based on implementation of UNSC resolution 2216, the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanisms and the outcomes of the National Dialogue so as to safeguard Yemen’s unity, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Bucheeri also said that he was heartened by the valued efforts being exerted by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.