Yemen dictatorship’s anti-people violence continues


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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

44 injured after demonstration

YEMEN: At least 44 people were injured today in clashes between security forces, opposition tribes and protesters.

Rights activists said that a demonstration by thousands of anti-government protesters in the port city of Hodeida was attacked by soldiers who fired tear gas and live ammunition, wounding 33.

The protest marked the 33rd anniversary of President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule.

Tribal leaders in the northern Arhab and Naham mountains said villages in the area were shelled by government forces today and that 14 people were injured.

The bombardment was apparently a revenge attack for a raid on an army checkpoint.

How much leverage would a transitional council have over Yemen’s opposition groups? Here.

Yemen expert: the more the US bombs in Yemen, the more recruits al-Qaida gets: here.

Yemenis in Britain: here.

Meanwhile, in Tunisia:

Teen killed during Sidi Bouzid protest

TUNISIA: The Tap news agency reported today that a 14-year-old had been killed overnight in clashes between police and protesters in the inland town of Sidi Bouzid.

Sidi Bouzid was home to Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor whose self-immolation on December 16 2010 was a catalyst for revolt in Tunisia and across the Arab world.

District security chief Samir Melliti said police were firing warning shots to disperse a crowd of anti-corruption protesters when the teenager was hit by “a stray bullet.”

The Tunisian authorities must launch an independent and impartial investigation into the death of a 13-year-old boy shot during protests in the central town of Sidi Bouzid, Amnesty International said today: here.

Pursuit of Greener Pastures in Saudi Arabia Spells Doom for Kenyan Immigrants: here.

5 thoughts on “Yemen dictatorship’s anti-people violence continues

  1. Bahrain regime targets medics

    BAHRAIN: Authorities have detained more than 70 medical professionals over the last four months and 48 have been charged with anti-state crimes, according to a Human Rights Watch report released today.

    The 48 doctors and nurses were tried by a security tribunal with military prosecutors, the rights group said.

    It said that it had documented “serious government abuses” of health professionals, injured protesters and medical facilities since a democracy movement was crushed in March.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/107194

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  2. Soldiers attack anti-Saleh march

    YEMEN: Security forces shot at marchers demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday, killing one person and injuring eight, doctors said today.

    Anti-government demonstrations over the weekend marked the 33rd anniversary of Mr Saleh’s rule.

    He is still recovering in Saudi Arabia after being wounded by a rocket attack on his palace.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/107253

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