GIDHR is preparing to launch a campaign to stop selling Australian arms to Saudi Arabia & UAE


March 05,2019

A delegation of the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) met the MP Peter Khalil, today (Tuesday 5th March 2019).

They discussed selling Australian arms to Saudi Arabia and United Arabic Emirates, and using it to target the Yemeni civilians, and the role of the Australian government in this case. The MP welcomed the cooperation with GIDHR, within the accessible means, trying to reach a solution that guarantees protecting the civilians in Yemen.

Moreover, they discussed some suggestions which may lead to the desired conclusion, including GIDHR launching a campaign calling to halt selling arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE until they respect human rights and enhance their human rights records.

At the end of the meeting, GIDHR handed Khalil a trophy in recognition of his remarkable role in the case of the footballer Hakeem AlAraibi, and his participation in the successful campaign #SaveHakeem.