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Amnesty, HRW want Saudis off UN rights council

A Yemeni man walks past on March 23, 2016 one of Sanaa's UNESCO-listed buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition over the past year in the Yemeni capital SanaaTwo leading human rights groups urged UN member-states to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council over the killing of civilians in Yemen and repression at home. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said they would begin lobbying the UN General Assembly to hold a vote on suspending Saudi Arabia from the Geneva-based council, even though they admitted this was a long shot.

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