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Yemen rights group: 200 people assassinated in Aden

A wrecked vehicle is seen after a car exploded in Aden, Yemen on 1 August 2019 [Wael Shaif Thabet/Anadolu Agency]
A wrecked vehicle is seen after a car exploded in Aden, Yemen on 1 August 2019 [Wael Shaif Thabet/Anadolu Agency]

The Coordinator for the Advocacy of the Families of the Assassination Victims in Aden said it has documented the assassination of 200 people in Yemen’s interim capital Aden since 2015.

This came during a seminar organised by the body in Aden on Sunday, in the presence of lawyers, jurists and civil society activists.

Association co-founder, Anwar Al-Yafei, said that all the cases have been registered against “unknown persons”.

Lawyer Afra Hariri said the assassinations are a serious crime however it is often impossible to identify who carried them out.

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Hariri said security services are part of the problem because  they fail to follow up on the crimes and expose the perpetrators.

Since July 2015 the governorate of Aden has witnessed a large wave of assassinations mainly against mosque imams, officers in the security apparatus, the army, popular resistance and the judiciary.

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