Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
|Killed ladies at the attack, Jamila Albaham and Sumaya Althulaia|
Two ladies killed on the terrorist attack against Yemen's defence ministry last Thursday were rejected to be buried at the martyrs' cemetery along the other male martyrs. Local press reported that the chief of the military staff, Ahmed Alashwal is the one who rejected their burial. The reason is because they are females!! and it's an acceptable to bury them along other male soldiers. After the insistence of Albaham's father, he was able to bury his daughter at the martyrs' cemetery. But Althulaia's family didn't succeed so they buried her in another cemetery.
Seriously!! even in our death, we women in Yemen can face gender discrimination!!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
"Yes yes yes we are free! We are very fine. We will contact you all soon, but for now: thank you so so so much for all the support. You cannot believe how fantastic that has been and still is for our families and us. We love you and we still love Yemen (except for some assholes). Judith and Bou," Judieth writes.
|Photo: Benjamin Lowy|
While today the world marks the International Human Rights Day, human rights activists across Yemen speak about how is the situation for human rights after Yemen’s 2011 uprising. Activists from Sana’a, Taiz, Hodeidah and Aden answer if there is an improvement in HR after the uprising? and how do they see the support given to enhance HR? Mrs. Hooria Mashhur, Yemen’s Human Rights Minister comments on what the government is doing in that regard. Click on the interviewee and read the full interview.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
"A series of attacks at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 52 dead and some 162 hurt, officials say. A suicide car bomb blew up at the gates of the complex in Sanaa's Bab al-Yaman district, at the entrance to the old city, and a gunbattle followed at a hospital inside. Seven foreign medical staff - doctors and nurses - are among the dead...."
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
"In Aden city, hundreds of thousands in a big demonstration demanding independence of South." (via @NajiAlkaladi)
"Massive rally in Aden today celebrating South Yemen's independence & demanding secession" (via @NoonArabia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A shocking video shows a young man being handed to a group of men, and getting killed by an armed man with a rifle. Reportedly, (via @Marebpress) the young man was handed by his father to the group of men whose one of their relatives was killed by the young man, in Arhab province. This is one of the aspects of revenge killing issues in Yemen's tribal system, in which here the father attempts to restrict the dispute so it doesn't prolong over years. In other situation, the father would have kept his son in hide; avoiding him being killed in a revenge killing.