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Amnesty: the Weapons of FN Herstal by militia deployed in Yemen
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) given on reckless way militias in Yemen with a range of advanced weapons, among others, of Belgian origin. Minimi machine guns, manufactured by FN Herstal, have been recently used by a militia in the battle at the Yemeni port city of Hodeida. That, says Amnesty International today following an investigation of the wapenstroom.

The research shows according to the human rights organization how the UAE is an important conduit for armored vehicles, mortiersystemen, rifles, pistols and machine guns. The weapons are being funneled to militias in Yemen, who is accused of war crimes and other serious violations. Due to the ongoing war in the country in a severe humanitarian crisis.

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"The United States, the United Kingdom, France and the Walloon region have rightly received criticism for arms deliveries to the armed forces of the Saudi coalition. Iran is again mentioned when it comes to sending weapons to the rebel Houthi's. Now looms a new, deadly threat. Yemen is at a rapid pace, a haven for militias that are supported by the Emirates and there with impunity go on their way," says Patrick Wilcken, wapenbeheersingsexpert of Amnesty International.

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