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‘Stop Genocide: Peace and Development for Yemen!’

June 20 (EIRNS)—Elke Fimmen of the Schiller Institute in Germany gave a presentation on the second day of the UN Human Rights Council Session, 38th Session (June 18-July 6) in Geneva. The June 19 seminar, “Human Rights in Yemen,” was sponsored and organized by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) and INSAN Germany. The meeting was introduced and moderated by Dr. Hassan Fartousi, researcher in international law at the University of Geneva.

At the hour-long event, Fimmen was introduced as delegate from the German LaRouche Movement. The meeting was also addressed by Mathias Tretschog, activist of the Berlin Peace Initiative Stop the War in Yemen, who spoke on the complicity of the West in tolerating this genocide.

As the brutal U.A.E. and Saudi Coalition assault on the vital part city of Hodeidah has escalated since last week, while peace talks by UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith are continuing (including a meeting next week with EU foreign ministers), Elke Fimmen focussed on how to use the new global strategic momentum established with the Singapore spirit to stop the war and establish the new paradigm of peace and development, as Helga Zepp-LaRouche has called for in her statement this week. [“History Is Now Being Written in Asia! The EU Summit Must Follow the Example of Singapore!” posted on the Schiller Institute websites.]

Fimmen detailed the key points for a lasting peace settlement, as had been identified by the Bad Soden Yemen Declaration issued last November by the Schiller Institute conference. In concluding her speech, Fimmen stressed the need to focus on Yemen’s right to development, by presenting the main programmatic points of the new Schiller Institute report “Operation Felix: Yemen’s Reconstruction and Connection to the New Silk Road,” including some key graphics of the report and a picture of the June 6 seminar in Sana’a, where the “Sana’a Declaration” adopted the report, authored by Hussein Askary, as the physical economic basis for rebuilding Yemen and ensuring peace. With the cover of the Yemen reconstruction plan on display throughout her speech, such an emphasis on building a beautiful future out of the present abyss of horror had a very important uplifting and remoralizing effect on the audience.

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