Category Archives: Yemen

Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

By Sara Hashash, Middle East and North Africa media officer at Amnesty International It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film; five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of … Continue reading

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Yemen’s response to brazen attacks inadequate

A transparent investigation into Defence Ministry attacks can contribute to success of political transition. By Sevag Kechichian, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Yemen Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, is still reeling after the brazen two-pronged attack on the Ministry of Defence, on December … Continue reading

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We wish to inform you that tomorrow you will be executed

Muhammad Haza’a is one of some 180 people facing death in Yemeni prisons for crimes they allegedly committed when they were under 18. He is due to be taken out of his crowded prison cell tomorrow morning and shot. Those … Continue reading

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Moved by the people of Yemen

By Clare Fermont, editor of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa publications Since my recent return from Yemen after an Amnesty International research visit there – my first – people keep asking me for my impressions of the country. … Continue reading

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