Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The last attack in Taiz, an example of the repression of yemen rge

Forces loyal to President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, opened fire early Monday against demonstrators calling for greater democratic openness and Saleh's resignation in the country and were in Liberty Square in the city of Taiz the southeast African country. The preliminary information from hospital sources, talking about 15 dead.

But this morning, new data released by the Yemen Post humanitarian organizations speak of more than fifty demonstrators killed by a brutal attack Yemeni security forces. More than 50 demonstrators were killed in the assault of the Yemeni security forces to the Freedom Square in the city of Taiz, located in the southwest, according to medical sources quoted by the newspaper 'Yemen Post' on its website.

"More than 52 people have died, including 15 who have been burned alive while they were sleeping in their tents," said Bushra Maktati, a human rights activist, confirming the version of the toilets. Apparently, Yemeni forces tried to disperse the campers in the central square, but do not get burned their tents and fired live ammunition and tear gas.

Some were crushed by the bulldozers that were used to disperse the protests, according to hospital officials at the agency. They had previously surrounded the place, causing the reaction of young people who threw stones at police. There were snipers on the buildings overlooking the square and government forces stormed the field hospital set up by protesters, according to the Yemen Post.

Moreover, some witnesses have indicated that troops loyal to the dictator threw several grenades at the demonstrators, killing seven of them, while tanks penetrated into the square destroying their belongings. According Maktati after this action the thousands of people remained camped in the square fled, while the roundabout itself, a symbol of democratic revolt in Taiz, has been reduced to rubble.

For his part, Abdu Genadi, a government spokesman rejected this version, indicating that young agents beat and even kidnapping some. "We did not attack the demonstrators. Only two have died. All reports are exaggerated," he said. After five months of protests, 300 demonstrators killed and three promises to transfer power broken three times, Saleh confirmed yesterday how his country took another step toward chaos with the death, on the one hand, six soldiers in ambush Al Qaeda and, secondly, the protestors killed in the city of Taiz.

The ambush that killed six soldiers in what appeared to be an al Qaeda operation was in the coastal city of Zinjibar, who had been taken days earlier by the Islamists. Opponents claim that President Saleh Zinjibar making a calculated move reflects the president to deliver the message that without their presence at the head of the country, Islamists wreak havoc.

However, according to The New York Times, there is no evidence that Zinjibar Saleh has been dropped in the hands of Al Qaeda. Several residents said by telephone Zinjibar that water and electricity were cut and that many residents were fleeing the city. The country is on the brink of financial collapse and the international community fears that its complete instability affecting neighboring Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil exporter in the world.

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