Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yemen conflict highlighted after 55 killed in air raids and drone strikes

"The killing of about 55 people in southern Yemen has highlighted an ongoing US-backed campaign against al-Qaida's most active frontline. Reports from Sana'a and Washington confirmed the deaths in air raids and drone strikes against targets in Shabwa and Abyan provinces, a stronghold of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap). Apparent retaliation followed swiftly, with four Yemeni security officers gunned down in the last 24 hours. The aerial attacks – described by one experienced observer as "massive and unprecedented" – started on Saturday and ended late on Monday.....The government acknowledged that three civilians were killed in Saturday's strike in al-Bayda province – the scene of a controversial attack last December in which security officials said 15 people on their way to a wedding were killed." -The Guardian

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Heartbreaking Truth About Yemen's Child Brides

Graphic. Drone Strikes Continue to Murder

CIA's drone strikes continue to murder people in Yemen. At least 9 people were killed yesterday in Al Baydah province in Yemen after a drone strike was fired. Allegedly, the target victims were alQaeda militants, as US and Yemeni officials say. Human Rights groups and independent journalists have reported extensively that innocent civilians are murdered as well and that even if there were militants who were targeted too, it's utterly an illegal killing by the CIA's drones. Such milliants should have put into fair trials and not be savagely lawfully killed. That's an apparent violation to all the international laws the US is obliged to. 

The following are footages from yesterday's drone strike scene.  

Friday, April 18, 2014


Qarqush; one of the old & beautiful traditional Yemeni headscarf for children. By Gavin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Human rights defender Al-Dailami banned from travelling

"On 31 March 2014 human rights defender and head of Yemen Organization, Ali Al-Dailami, was prevented from travelling from Sana'a airport. Ali Al-Dailami is the head of Yemen organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms, an NGO that monitors human rights violations such as torture, political detention, discrimination, and unfair trials.

On 31 March 2014 Ali Al-Dailami was on his way to Jordan to participate in a human rights meeting focused on "Gender in situations of conflict and emergency" when he was stopped by the National Security at Sana'a airport and detained for more than 12 hours after the departure of the plane." - Gulf Center for Human Rights