VIDEO: British soldier arrested for protesting against Yemen war in uniform
Al-Babati joined the British Army in 2017. He described the British government as having “blood on its hands” with lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
"I refuse to continue my military service until the arms trade with Saudi Arabia is put to an end."
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) August 25, 2020
Despite the devastating five-year war which has left 80% of the population in need of humanitarian aid, Al-Babati pointed out, “Our government continues to arm and support Saudi Arabia. We tried to make our voices heard by protesting in London, Manchester, Liverpool, and many other cities. We’ve even tried to email our MPs, but clearly, our words mean nothing to Boris Johnson.”
Activists and supporters are demanding his release. The Ministry of Defence is yet to comment on what has happened to him since being arrested or where he is being held, reports Declassified UK.
“I would rather sleep peacefully in a cell than stay silent for a paycheque,” Al-Babati is quoted as saying.
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