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YEMEN – Rising toll of dead and injured in anti-government protests … (2011-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Information released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – not the official UN position – mentions ” … Rabie’ Al-Zuraiqi , a 23-year-old protest organizer said he had been injured three times since the clashes began almost three weeks ago. He said he had been hit by rocks, […]

YEMEN – Human Rights Watch: “Don’t use tasers on peaceful protesters!” – Interior Ministry Deploys Armed Paramilitaries to Stop Student Protest (2011-02-13)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS:  Students and other protesters, calling for democracy,  are being tasered on the streets of Sanaa by Yemeni security forces and para-militaries. (See article on Egypt, a week earlier.) “[Security forces] attacked two demonstrators with electroshock tasers, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. Mizar Baggash Ghanem, a student leader at Sanaa University, told Human […]