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One shot dead in south Yemen protest

One Yemeni protester was killed on Monday when the army opened fire on a demonstration in the south demanding the speedy trial of security men suspected of killing a man in custody

AFP , Monday 2 May 2011
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Dozens had taken to the streets of the Khormaksar district of Aden to protest against the time taken to put on trial prison guards suspected of involvement in the death in custody of Ahmed Darwish, witnesses said.

One protester was killed and another wounded when the army opened fire to disperse the crowd, witnesses said, while a medic confirmed that one person was shot dead.

Darwish was arrested following an attack on intelligence headquarters in Aden in June in which 11 people were killed. Al-Qaeda was suspected of masterminding the attack.

Al-Qaeda is very active in Yemen where its local affiliate has been accused of being behind a spate of deadly attacks on security forces.

Yemen has been rocked by nationwide protests for more than three months demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in office since 1978.
More than 145 people have been killed in the unrest.

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Fuad Al-Harithi
04-05-2011 01:18pm
The entire Yemen is being slaughtered while the UN SC is not concerned despite the very danger to the maritime lines passing few kilometeers off Yemen. Saudis are pressing the world for denying Yemenis their freedoms and the oil plagued World is bending to the Saudi anti-liberity moves. Unless Saleh goes immidiately along with his corrupt regime the consequences would be another Somalia with better equipped pirates who need not to go far for hijacking ships
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