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Watch a UK activist attempt to arrest top Saudi general for war crimes

31 March 2017 18:58


Quaker activist Sam Walton attempted to put Saudi military spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri under citizen’s arrest for his role in the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, ahead of an appearance at a think-tank forum in London on Thursday.

Footage from the attempt shows Walton trying to get a hold of General Asiri, before the spokesperson enters the building and the activist is forced away by General Asiri’s bodyguards.

Saudi Arabia began the airstrike campaign in March 2015 to support the ousted President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and to combat groups who oppose Hadi’s rule. Casualty figures have exceeded 10,200 people since the beginning of the conflict, with a reported 40,000 injured and more than three million people displaced.

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