Saudi puppets kill Yemeni for protesting electrity blackout

This video says about itself:

Yemen: Human cost of Saudi-led bombing campaign – BBC News

24 June 2015

**WARNING** Harrowing pictures in his report**The BBC has seen powerful new evidence of the plight of civilians in Yemen, where civil war has led to thousands of deaths. Since the overthrow of Yemen’s government, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia has been flying daily airstrikes … Our Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is one of the few western journalists to reach the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

In Yemen, you are at risk of the Saudi royal air force killing you, if you are a civilian in non-Saudi occupied parts of the country. Whether you are in a Doctors Without Borders hospital; in a home for blind people; on a market; in a beautiful ancient home in the capital; in an ancient mosque; or at a wedding. Whether you are a child at school; or a worker in a factory; or a refugee in a camp.

And if you live in a Saudi-occupied part of Yemen, you are at risk of a violent death as well. Eg, if you demonstrate non-violently against there being no electricity.

From France 24:

22 May 2016 – 13H25

Yemen police kill one in Aden protests over power cuts

ADEN (AFP) – Police have opened fire to disperse dozens of Aden residents protesting power cuts in Yemen’s second city, killing one, a local government official said on Sunday.

“A resident was killed and others were wounded” by police gunfire during the late Saturday protests, said the official who requested anonymity.

Dozens of people took to the streets in Aden‘s districts of Crater, Mualla, and Mansura to protest against the lack of power supply as temperatures soared to almost 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the coastal city.

Residents blocked roads, erected barricades and set tyres ablaze, prompting police intervention, witnesses said.

Most of the city’s electricity [in]stallations were destroyed during fighting between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels last year.

The rebels who seized Sanaa in September 2014, expanded south and entered Aden in March last year, but loyalists backed by a Saudi-led coalition pushed them out in July.

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s

Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi did not become president in a democratic election. He used to be a general and vice president in a dictatorial government, against there were mass Arab Spring protests. Then, Hadi was rammed down Yemenis’ throats in a presidential ‘election’ in which he was the only candidate. Few Yemenis minded his flight from the presidential palace in Sanaa. He had resigned the presidency; but the Saudi absolute monarchy ordered him to annul that resignation to serve as a puppet president-in-exile.

government has so far failed to restore security and power supply in the city that it declared a temporary capital.

“Our life is a real disaster,” said 20-year-old Aden resident Mohammed Abdulhakim. “We are unable to sleep” because of the heat.

“The war has destroyed everything and the aid arriving in Aden is not enough to restore power,” he complained.

The United Arab Emirates, which plays a key role in the pro-government coalition, has sent generators to Aden in recent months to help restore power supply in the city.

But [the] governor of the nearby Abyan province, Elkhedr al-Saidi, said earlier this month that “weak generating capability” in Aden’s power plants is affecting supplies in the southern provinces of Abyan, Daleh and Lahj.

Fighting has killed more than 6,400 people, displaced about 2.8 million and left 82 percent of Yemen’s population in need of aid, the United Nations says.

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