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UN officials concerned over human rights violations in Yemen
November 19, 2014
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern on Wednesday over alleged human rights violations occurring in Yemen in recent months. The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen documented violations committed by all sides including the killing and arbitrary detention of c....... [more]

Saudi court sentences 24 for terrorist activity
September 4, 2014
A Saudi Arabian court on Wednesday sentenced 24 individuals to prison for conspiring to attack Saudi Arabia. Of the group, one is an US national and one is Yemeni, and the rest are Saudi. While details of their arrest were not disclosed, the men were charged with creating a terrorist cell and planni....... [more]

Federal appeals court releases secret legal memo on drone killing
June 24, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a previously secret government memo outlining the Obama administration's legal basis for the 2011 drone strike against US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. According to the memo, al-Awlaki played an important role in al Qaeda in the A....... [more]

HRW: Migrants in Yemen being held in detention camps
May 26, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that traffickers in Yemen are holding African migrants in detention camps and using torture as a method of extorting money from their families with the cooperation of local officials. The report, entitled "'Yemen's Torture Camps': Abuse of Migrants by Huma....... [more]

Radical Muslim cleric found guilty of terrorism charges
May 20, 2014
A jury for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday convicted Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri of supporting terrorism. Al-Masri was found guilty of 11 criminal charges, which included planning to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon, conspiring to kid....... [more]

US security panel recommends transfer of Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo
April 25, 2014
The Periodic Review Secretariat, a national security panel under the authority of the US Department of Defense (DoD), on Thursday recommended the release of a Yemeni prisoner currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner, Ali Ahmad Mohamed al-Razihi, was suspected of acting as a bodyguard for Os....... [more]

HRW: US should expedite the return of cleared Guantanamo detainees
April 8, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday published a letter to US President Barack Obama, urging the US to expedite the return of Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. The letter notes that 55 of the 76 individuals recommended for transfer by the Obama administration are citizens of....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Yemen drone strike lawsuit
April 5, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit on Friday brought against officials of the Obama administration for the 2011 drone strikes that killed three US citizens in Yemen. The lawsuit was specifically brought against former defense secretary, Leon Panetta ....... [more]

UN rights chief condemns attacks by Yemen armed forces
February 27, 2014
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned attacks in Al Dhale Governorate by Yemeni armed forces, which are disproportionately affecting civilians. Pillay reported that since December, these attacks have killed more than 40 individuals, four of whom were children. Also....... [more]

Guantanamo detainee pleads guilty to 2002 Yemen attack
February 21, 2014
Saudi Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Muhammed Haza al Darbi on Thursday pleaded guilty to involvement in terrorism-related activities, including the 2002 al Qaeda plot to blow up oil tankers near Yemen. Had al Darbi gone to trial, he faced a potential sentence of life imprisonment. However, the plea....... [more]

Amnesty International demands closure of Guantanamo Bay
January 23, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) issued a press release Monday demanding the US close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, calling the prison's continued operation "a prime example of the USA's double standard on human rights." The report focuses heavily on the continued detention of individuals that....... [more]




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