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Yemen: Huthi-loyal forces killing and injuring peaceful protesters as they try to assert control over parts of Yemen

, Index number: MDE 31/1313/2015

Testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that Yemeni Central Security Forces loyal to the Huthis used unnecessary and excessive force, including live fire, to crack down on peaceful demonstrations in Ta’iz for four consecutive days starting on Sunday 22 March. At least eight protesters were killed and at least 30 others had gun-fire injuries. More than 279 protesters and bystanders were treated for tear gas inhalation.

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