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Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner Tells VOA Struggle Will Continue

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner Tells VOA Struggle Will Continue | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have marched for freedom in all corners of the country this year, eventually forcing President Ali Abdullah Saleh to agree to step down.

But the process he agreed to calls for an end to the demonstrations and sit-ins. That is something Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman says will not happen. “Of course not, people will continue their peaceful revolution until they reach all demands and goals," she said.

The transition plan would put Mr. Saleh’s vice-president into power. Karman calls it undemocratic, corrupt and contrary to everything the revolutionaries have been protesting, fighting, and dying, for.

“We will stay in the squares until we reach to a new country, democracy country and modern country," she said.

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Thousands of anti-government protesters storm university in Yemen’s capital

Thousands of anti-government protesters storm university in Yemen’s capital | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen stormed the capital’s main university Saturday, preventing the first day of classes from beginning and tearing down pictures of the longtime leader whose ouster they seek.

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“I think this is the best year because the people carried out a revolution to build a new state,” said Athar al-Naqeeb, a ninth-grader. “We want freedom, and we don’t want oppression. If this works, we will be one of the best countries ever.”

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Rival Rallies Unfold in Yemen

Rival Rallies Unfold in Yemen | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Thousands of protesters have rallied in towns across Yemen, calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Pro-government demonstrators also rallied, carrying pictures of Saleh and urging him to stay in office.
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Yemen's youth: the best hope for democracy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Yemen's youth: the best hope for democracy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Across the Middle East and North Africa, youth have used their newfound sense of dignity to create change that previous generations only dreamed about. But as the so-called Arab Spring progresses, the youth voice often gets buried under individual interests and political posturing.

Nowhere is this truer than in Yemen, where the youth face both a resilient autocrat and stubborn allies. Yet still, their determination to change the status quo through peaceful, democratic and selfless tactics has become one of the few constants in a decidedly unstable country. Over the past six months the younger generation has made it clear that if Yemenis hope to realise their revolutionary aims, the solution must include a prominent role for youth.

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Yemen opposition asks West to freeze Saleh

Yemen opposition asks West to freeze Saleh | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"I call on Western states... to begin proceedings to seize the possessions and money of Saleh and his family, because they belong to the Yemeni people," he said in an interview with pan Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, adding those funds could be used to repay the country's debts.

The protests have paralyzed the impoverished Arabian Peninsula state, where even before the unrest some 40 percent of the population lived on less than $2 per day.

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Clashes Erupt Between Yemeni Forces, Tribe

Clashes Erupt Between Yemeni Forces, Tribe | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The fighting erupted on Friday in the capital, Sana'a, where security forces traded gunfire with members of the Hashid confederation. The tribal alliance announced in March that it would back President Ali Abdullah Saleh's opponents.

 

Government opponents have been demanding his resignation. The opposition has rejected Saleh's calls to negotiate, saying talks can only take place after he agrees to leave office.

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Unrest in Yemen Could Have “Significant Impact” on U.S. National Security, Casey Says at Hearing and in Op-Ed | PoliticsPA

Unrest in Yemen Could Have “Significant Impact” on U.S. National Security, Casey Says at Hearing and in Op-Ed | PoliticsPA | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At the hearing, Casey outlined three obstacles to Yemen’s long-term stability which he believes must be central to any U.S. involvement there..
“First, we need a better understanding of the political opposition and prospects for democratic reform…Second, we must be prepared to address a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis…Third, the U.S. and our international partners should develop a long-term strategy on conflict resolution in Yemen.”
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Yemen's Saleh calls for Ramadan talks to end crisis

Yemen's Saleh calls for Ramadan talks to end crisis | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called on Sunday for dialogue with his opponents during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to help resolve a crisis over demands for his removal which...
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Yemeni opposition to form transitional ruling council unilaterally: official

SANAA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The opposition coalition Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) said on Friday that they are "unilaterally preparing for forming a transitional ruling council after the ruling party along with acting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi refused to join them," an opposition official told Xinhua.

"The JMP is due to hold meeting on Saturday to discuss the mechanism for forming the transitional ruling council, which would include representatives from the protesters, separatist Southern Movement and Houthi-led Shiite rebels," the official said on condition of anonymity.

Opposition leaders believed that Saleh would be unable to run the country if he returns due to his "severe injuries."

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of pro- and anti-government protesters staged rallies in major provinces across Yemen on Friday.
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Video | Yemen's Elite Guards Defect

Video | Yemen's Elite Guards Defect | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Defection for freedom is good......loyalty to dictators and the Status Quo is bad.......
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Yemeni forces shell city of Taiz, 5 killed

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SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni government forces shelled the city of Taiz overnight, killing at least five civilians, residents and medics said on Thursday.After the shelling, gunmen allied with opposition...
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‫صنعاء | جرحى يوم الاحد 18 - 9 - 2011 | Facebook‬

Images from Yemen of Protesters injured and killed by live fire.......

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More fighting breaks ceasefire in Yemen capital

More fighting breaks ceasefire in Yemen capital | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
By Erika Solomon SANAA (Reuters) - At least 15 protesters were killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, when gunfire broke out at one of the biggest demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh in recent months, a Reuters...
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Yemen's Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency

Yemen's Saleh commits to presidential elections: agency | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Saudi Arabia had led a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plan to end Yemen's political deadlock by easing Saleh out of office, but he backed out of signing the deal three times at the last minute, leaving Yemen in political limbo.

Last month the Security Council called for "an inclusive, orderly and Yemeni-led process of political transition."

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Yemen PM to return from Riyadh after attack on Saleh

Yemen PM to return from Riyadh after attack on Saleh | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ADEN/RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemen's prime minister plans to become the first senior politician injured in a June assassination attempt on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to return home from Saudi Arabia, a government...
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Yemen's President Vows to Return Soon

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Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia Tuesday that he will return to Yemen soon. He also expressed a willingness to transfer powers to a deputy if such a move would get opposition gunmen off the streets.
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Saleh to leave hospital, fighting flares in Sanaa

Saleh to leave hospital, fighting flares in Sanaa | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's president Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave hospital soon, a government source said on Saturday, as clashes between his loyalists and opponents flared in the capital he left when...
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When will Yemen's night really end? - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh might be forgiven for refusing, on 22 May, to sign a Gulf Cooperation Council-brokered agreement obliging him to rescind power within a month.... However, this was the third time he failed to confront the inevitable, so failing to ease the dangerous impasse in the country he has ruled for over three decades. Yemen, as Amnesty International warns, is “on a knife-edge”.
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الصحوة نت - Yemen parties demands international community to condemn crimes of Yemen regime

الصحوة نت - Yemen parties demands international community to condemn crimes of Yemen regime | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Many officials from the military have defected from the government and joined the revolution after the governments relentless air attacks in Arhab and Taiz this week which has left many dead, most of which women and children.
Tribal leaders from all across the country have condemned the government's relentless assault in Arhab and have announced support for the revolution and for the protection of innocent civilians who continue to suffer from the government's crackdown.
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Yemenis protest Saudi, US meddling

Yemenis protest Saudi, US meddling | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Yemenis continue to protest Saudi and US interference in their country's affairs.
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Peter Clifford Online

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Updated news on Yemen in brief with further comment and information. (http://www.petercliffordonline.com/yemen/)
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Yemen claims forty al-Qaeda fighters killed - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Yemen claims forty al-Qaeda fighters killed - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
State news agency reports that fighters killed after trying to take over military camp in Abyan province.
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