Groups urge U.N. to suspend Saudi Arabia from rights council

June 30, 2016 2:56 AM

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Groups urge U.N. to suspend Saudi Arabia from rights council

UNITED NATIONS Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to suspend Saudi Arabia from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen.

"Saudi Arabia has amassed an appalling record of violations in Yemen while a Human Rights Council member," said Philippe Bolopion, deputy director for global advocacy at Human Rights Watch. "U.N. member countries should stand with Yemeni civilians and suspend Saudi Arabia immediately."

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