On the sidelines of the ongoing UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, extraordinary seminars examined the dire situation in Yemen, which the UN has called the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Elke Fimmen of the Schiller Institute addressed a seminar on the sanctions on March 13, sponsored by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) on March 13, and jointly organized with the German human rights organization “INSAN for Human Rights and Peace”.
On Sept. 16, the LaRouche political movement in the United States released a statement demanding an international investigation into the Saudi-led genocide ongoing in Yemen, which is being distributed at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York. The recent new revelations on the role of Saudis in the 9/11 terrorist attacks have once again put the spotlight on the need to dismantle the Saudi-related networks perpetrating such crimes.
A conference on the “Forgotten War Crimes in Yemen” was held in Berlin on Feb. 25 at the initiative of Yemeni citizens living in Germany, to raise awareness of the urgent need to put an end to what is clearly the mass murder of the Yemenite people. Two representatives of the Schiller Institute spoke on the topic “Stop the genocide, peace through development”, bringing in the role Yemen can play in the New Silk Road perspective. They also read a statement from Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the president of the Schiller Institute, which we publish below.