Free Aden

Towards The Liberation of South Arabia

Archive for February, 2013

A Southern Journalist Killed by Yemeni Intelligence forces in Aden.

Posted by FREE ADEN on February 22, 2013

Image

A special Yemeni intelligence forces stormed the house of the Southern journalist Mr. Wajdi Al Shabi around 3:00 am on 22/02/2013 and killed him in front of his family.

By: Free Aden.

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

BBC English Site: Yemen forces fire on Aden demonstrators

Posted by FREE ADEN on February 22, 2013

Security forces in the Yemeni city of Aden have fired on protesters calling for southern independence, killing at least four and wounding many others.

The demonstrations in the southern port city came on the first anniversary of the uncontested election of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

Supporters of the president are holding a rival protest in the city.

Amnesty International has urged the authorities to end what it calls the routine violent repression of protests.

“The Yemeni authorities must end the routine violent repression of freedom of assembly,” the human rights group said.

“The Southern Movement and its followers have a right to protest peacefully, and the Yemeni authorities must allow them this right.’

Dozens of protesters were wounded 10 days ago when rival rallies clashed and security forces opened fire.

City paralysed

In Thursday’s unrest, security officials said two policemen were wounded by snipers overlooking the main southern separatist protest, the AFP news agency reported.

Nearly 30 separatist protesters were wounded on Thursday in Aden.

The city was paralysed as security forces deployed heavily around to try to keep rival rallies apart, AFP reported.

Pro-government supporters, mostly form the Islamist al-Islah waved Yemeni flags and carried portraits of the president.

Separatist protesters chanted “Revolution in the south, occupiers go out.”

Calls from the south for independence are not new. South Yemen was a former British colony and later a socialist secular state and was not united with the North till 1990.

Many in the south feel they have been disenfranchised for decades.

After the pro-democracy uprising they have had more space to protest.

By: BBC English Site.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

BBC English World Service Radio: Security forces in Yemen have opened fire on protesters in the Southern port city of Aden, killing at least four people and wounding many others.

Posted by FREE ADEN on February 22, 2013

Image

 

Demonstrators are calling for more autonomy for the South of the country on the one year anniversary of the uncontested election of President Mansur Hadi. Out of all the revolutions in the Arab world the UN Security Council regards Yemen as a rare success story.  The Gulf Cooperation Council negotiated for President Abdullah Saleh, who had ruled Yemen for thirty-three years, to step down from power.  Elections were held this time last year and President Mansur Hadi was voted in.  But some Yemenis, especially those in the south, feel as if little has changed and are critical that President Hadi was the sole candidate on the ballot.  Thousands of Southern Yemenis wanting more autonomy or independence from the North, have converged on Aden, in regular protests that have been growing since the revolution.  But rival unity protests are also being held today by supporters of the President.  They are being organised by a dominant party in the ruling coalition government, the Islamist Islah party.  Dozens were wounded ten days ago when the rival rallies clashed and security forces opened fire.   Amnesty International has urged the Yemeni authorities to end what it calls the routine violent repression of freedom of assembly.  Calls from the South for independence are not new.  South Yemen was a former British colony and later a socialist secular state and was not united with the North till 1990.  Many in the South feel they’ve been disenfranchised for decades and after the pro democracy uprising they’ve had more space to protest.  But with the recent killings and the arrest of two prominent leaders of the Southern Movement on Wednesday, some fear a return to repression.

By: BBC English World Service Radio

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Due to Security Council Resolution – killed, Injured and Arrested Activists in Aden Today

Posted by FREE ADEN on February 21, 2013

Image

21/02/2013.

4 South Arabian protesters have been killed and more than 20 were injured in less than 2 hours by Yemeni security forces and armed personnel of Islah party, partner in the ruling in the Arab Republic of Yemen. This happened during a peaceful protest of Southern Arabians calling for liberation of South Arabia from the Yemeni occupation.  The Tribal State in Yemen got this courage by the recently announced Security Council Resolution which is perceived as a green light of knocking down any protest in South Arabia.

By: Free Aden

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: | 1 Comment »