Human Rights Watch Alleges Saudi Border Guards in Fatal Confrontations with Ethiopian Migrants.
A damning report from Human Rights Watch has put Saudi Arabian border guards under scrutiny for their alleged systematic killing of Ethiopian economic migrants attempting to cross the war-torn Yemen border.
The organization’s investigation reveals a distressing pattern, with a documented death toll of at least 655 individuals, stemming from confrontations with the guards since early the previous year. These tragic incidents encompass a range of violent means, including shootings and casualties caused by explosive weaponry.
Months of careful evidence gathering were invested by the organization, responding to similar accusations leveled by the United Nations in the preceding year. Human Rights Watch labels these deaths as a pattern of wide-ranging and structured actions, hinting that they could potentially qualify as crimes against humanity.
In response to the report, the Saudi government had previously and emphatically rejected all claims implying its involvement in these cross-border fatalities back in March.