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Saudi-UAE-led coalition killed 47 Yemen fishermen in 2018: HRW

A Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed dozens of fishermen in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year, a leading rights group has said.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday called for a UN investigation as it said that at least 47 Yemeni fishermen, including seven children, were killed in five attacks carried out by the coalition in 2018. The group also said that more than 100 Yemeni fishermen are being held in Saudi Arabia, some of whom have been tortured in custody, according to a report in Al Jazeera.
The rights group said it interviewed “survivors, witnesses, and knowledgeable sources about seven fishing boat attacks: six in 2018 and one in 2016.” Civilians died in five attacks carried out by small arms and heavy weapons.

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