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Landmine Ban: Yemen Admits Using Mines

Email Yemen should investigate the allegations that its Republican Guard forces laid thousands of antipersonnel landmines in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today at the opening of an annual meeting of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. A November 2013 public communique from the prime minister’s office admitted that a “violation” of the Mine Ban Treaty occurred in 2011 during the popular uprising that led to the ouster of then-President Ali Abduallah Saleh. (Geneva) – Yemen should investigate the allegations that its Republican Guard forces laid thousands of antipersonnel landmines in 2011,…

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