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Newsline: US Sanaa Embassy Harassed Yemeni-Americans For Years

While the Saudi-led military coalition campaign in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians with US-made bombs, reports are surfacing that the US Embassy in Sanaa has been guilty of civil rights violations against Yemeni citizens for years. A number of civil liberties groups, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR), have written to the US State Department, seeking an investigation into allegations of misconduct toward Yemeni-Americans at the US Embassy in Sanaa. The accusations include the unjust revocation of passports, coercive interrogations, and continuous restrictions on individuals’ right to travel. The report also alleges that Yemeni-Americans were pressured into signing confessions that they had used fraudulent names on travel documents.



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