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e-3075

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • There have been many petitions centring around the illegal offensive in Yemen that has led to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, including but not limited to: e-2786, e-2742, e-2442, e-1201, e-1903, e-1221;
  • Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen breaks the conditions of the Geneva Convention by deliberately targeting civilians and civilian structures, schools and places of worship in Yemen, as documented by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières and the United Nations;
  • The Saudi-lead coalition is imposing a blockade on Yemen, with life-saving supplies of food, medication and fuel often delayed for months; and
  • United Nations aid workers were prevented from entering Yemen on July 18, 2017.
We, the undersigned, citizens & residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Immediately halt all transfer of Canadian made weapons to Saudi Arabia;
2. Cancel all active and pending arms deals with Saudi Arabia;
3. Immediately halt the export of LAV's to Saudi Arabia, to cancel the contract outright;
4. Demand the Saudi-lead coalition immediately end its airstrikes and illegal military offensive;
5. Bring the Saudi government to The Hague for war crimes against humanity;
6. Apply restrictions against Saudi Arabia's leaders as per the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Magnitsky Law);
7. Undertake a massive increase of life-saving humanitarian aid to Yemen; and
8. Extend the G5 exemptions granted to Iraqi and Syrian refugees to Yemeni refugees.

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