Saudi Arabian ship Bahri Tabuk is due to load French weapons for Saudi Arabia, Rights group ACAT says [Boris Horvat/AFP]

A French rights group sought to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as an investigative website reported that the load was “howitzer munitions”.

The Paris-based Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) said in a statement it had filed a legal challenge to prevent the vessel from taking delivery of its cargo.

“The Bahri Tabuk is due to load French weapons for Saudi Arabia, one of the main belligerents in the Yemeni conflict. ACAT is …. mobilising and calling on civil society and local networks to prevent these munitions from going to Saudi

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