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Yemen: Moment of truth for Yemen

, Index number: MDE 31/007/2011

The human rights situation in Yemen has deteriorated rapidly since early 2011. Protests across the country calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to stand down, fuelled by frustration at corruption, unemployment and the repression of freedoms, have been met by widespread and often brutal repression, Security forces have repeatedly used what appears to have been excessive force, killing scores of protesters and injuring hundreds. This report shows that the response of the authorities has been woefully inadequate.

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