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Amnesty, HRW want Saudi UNHRC exit

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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the UN General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council over its killing of Yemeni civilians. They want Riyadh to be stripped of its membership over its unlawful attacks in Yemen. In a joint statement they said, Saudi Arabia has committed gross and systematic violations of human rights abroad and at home while being required to uphold the highest standards of human rights as a member. The two prominent rights groups have documented 69 unlawful airstrikes in Yemen, which have led to over 900 civilian deaths. Earlier this month, the U-N was forced to remove Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies from a list of children’s rights violators; only three days after adding them to the list, after Riyadh threatened to cut off crucial funding. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv