Metropolitan police and US Department of Justice asked to launch war crimes investigation into 2016 funeral attack in Yemen
The family of a man killed in an attack on a funeral in Sana’a, Yemen in 2016 are seeking an inquiry into the attack, of which the Saudi-UAE coalition have admitted responsibility, citing unlawful killings, torture and war crimes.
Mr Muhammad Ali Al Rowaishan was among 137 civilians killed in an attack that left a further 695 civilians wounded, with many suffering severe burns. His uncle, Mr Nabeel Gubari (a UK national), his brother, Mr Abdulla Alrowashan, (a US citizen), and another brother, Mr Khalid Ali Saleh Al Ruwayshan (a Yemeni citizen) are seeking an investigation under the powers of universal jurisdiction, under which prosecutions for serious offences, including torture and other such war crimes, can take place even if they were carried out by foreign nationals abroad, subject to national laws. Read more