France opens probe into UAE Crown Prince for war crimes in Yemen

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Al- Thawra Net

French judiciary opened on Friday an investigation against Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the case of “complicity in torture” in the Yemen war.

This came in the news of Agence France-Presse, ” which indicated that this information was revealed by a source close to the file of this case.

It was a preliminary judicial investigation, opened in October 2019, in Paris against Mohamed bin Zayed; Following the filing of two lawsuits against him on his official visit to France in November 2018.

Last September, the UN Panel of Experts charged with investigating the Yemeni violations was held responsible for human rights violations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

The experts’ report includes the names of personalities as war actors; Among them are Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Chief of Staff Major General Fayad al-Ruwaili, UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his deputy, Mohammed bin Zayed.

It is reported that in November 2018, a lawsuit was filed in France accusing the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi of committing war crimes in Yemen, complicity in torture and inhuman treatment, during an official visit by bin Zayed to Paris.

It is noteworthy that French justice can by virtue of its “global jurisdiction” regarding the most serious crimes, prosecute and condemn the perpetrators of these crimes and their accomplices when they are on French soil.