Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The UN estimates that 50 civilians have been killed by the army in Yemen

Geneva. .- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said today that more than 50 people have died since Sunday in the Yemeni city of Taiz shot of the army, security forces and "pro items governmental. " Pillay said that according to information received by his office, said forces destroyed violently protest camp in the plaza Horriya, using water cannons, bulldozers and ammunition.

Besides fifty dead, adding that several hundred more demonstrators were injured. In a statement, Pillay condemned the increasing use of force against protesters and said that security forces have occupied the hospital in Taiz Al-Safa, and that the hospital Horriya Square was burned, so there is little access to medical attention.

"The government is obliged to allow humanitarian access to those in need. The medical and health facilities should never be targeted by security forces," he said. Pillay also reported that the Government is carrying out arbitrary arrests and illegal "for exercising the rights of assembly and expression." He said the situation in Yemen's capital, Sana, it remains difficult and that the security forces continue using force to disperse the demonstrators.

Pillay said he had also received information on the southern coastal city of Zinjibar, where dozens of Yemeni soldiers have died in clashes with armed groups in the past two days. He expressed concern at reports of "numerous civilian casualties, including children, as well as the displacement that is occurring in the population of that city.

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