Monday, February 23, 2015

Anti-Houthi Protests Continue

Thousands rallied* in Sana'a today in support of president, Hadi, & denouncing Houthis' occupation of Sana'a. Anti-Houthi protests continue amid an ongoing crackdown against anti-Houthis protesters by Houthi militias. Dozens have been physically assaulted, arrested, and tortured till death by men believed to be of Houthi militias. HRW details horrific accounts of massive human rights abuses committed by Houthi men, "Yemeni security forces and militia have beaten peaceful protesters and mistreated those arrested during demonstrations in the capital, Sanaa, since late January 2015. The future government should hold those responsible for serious abuses accountable, and rescind an indefinite ban on unauthorized protests issued on February 8."

*The rally in pictures by Mohammed Al Emad.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hadi Flees to Aden & Withdraws His Resignation

Hadi did not flee the capital. He left an occupied city into Aden. His legitimacy stems from the nationwide protests that denounce the Houthis’ occupation of the capital.”-

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peaceful protesters targets of Huthis’ disturbing ‘torture-tactics’

“The Huthi stooped to a dangerous new level of intimidation and violence to strike fear into anyone protesting their rule. Testimonies reveal how protestors have been detained and tortured for days on end. The safety of all those who dare to speak out against the Huthi rule is on the line.” -Amnesty 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Swiss Leaks: Yemen's Cash Secret in Switzerland's HSBC

Among the recent revelations of the Swiss Leaks, revealing leaked details on over 100,000 HSBC clients and their bank accounts, Yemen was mentioned and ranked at the #83 among the countries with the largest dollar amounts. Shocking. Especially knowing how poverty is eating the country alive. More shocking thing is that the maximum amount of money associated with one single client was nearly 60 million dollars. I wonder who that person would be!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Poverty, Yemen's #1 Human Right Violation

Picture/ Eric Lafforgue

"Just over 10 million people in Yemen need food assistance, including 840,000 acutely malnourished children, while about 13 million have no access to safe water and sanitation, and more than 8 million lack adequate healthcare. " -The Guardian