Karl Andree returned to UK, Hammond threatens Saudi arms embargo over Yemen

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‘Saudi Arabia must undergo “proper investigations” to ensure it hasn’t broken international humanitarian law in Yemen, said the UK foreign secretary. Philip Hammond’s remarks come as British grandfather Karl Andree arrives home after a year in Saudi custody.

Andree was released following a wave of public pressure on the British government to intervene. The 74-year-old Briton had been sentenced to 378 lashes.

Hammond suggested British arms supplied to Saudi Arabia would be stopped if the country is found to have violated international humanitarian law.

Speaking during a visit to the US, Hammond said he had discussed the Saudi intervention on a recent trip to the kingdom.’

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