Statement of the Spokesperson on the situation in Yemen, 10 December 2017


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In the context of a deteriorating situation in Yemen, the reports from Sanaa of a substantial escalation of violence following the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh are an element of serious concern. We are hearing of brutal repression, serious harassment, arbitrary detention and killing which are being carried out by Ansar Allah against politicians of the General People’s Congress, relatives of the former President, members of civil society organizations and other civilians.

The European Union urges that Ansar Allah immediately stops all the reported violations of basic human rights and act respectfully towards all sectors of Yemeni society. It calls on all the internal and international stakeholders who have an influence in this conflict to increase efforts towards a political solution of this protracted crisis. The European Union is ready to pledge its support to any constructive negotiating track with the objective of bringing the long suffering of the Yemeni people to an end”

Catherine RAY Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy +32 (0)2 29 69921 +32 (0)498969921

Lauranne DEVILLE
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