Sunday, 20 March 2011

Resignations in rise

By Ashwaq Arrabyee

The Yemeni Minister of Human Rights resigned from her post in protest at killing about 42 people and injured more than 100 last Friday.

Huda AlBan, the Human Rights Minister, said her resignation came after the massacre committed against the peaceful demonstrators demanding the ouster of the President Saleh.

"The current serious violations of human rights put us in critical situation and prevent us from continuing in our posts under a regime that does not respect human rights and liberties," the Minister said in her resignation letter.

Earlier, the Minister of Tourism Nabeel Al-Faqeeh and the Minister of Endowment have offered their resignation in protest against repressing the anti-regime protests.

In addition, the chief of the state news agency Saba, Nasr Taha Mustafa and the editor-in-chief of the official Al-Jumhooria Newspaper Sameer Al-Yousif have stepped down.

Yemen's ambassador to United Nations, Abdullah al-Sayadi, and Yemeni ambassador to Lebnon Faisal Ameen Abu Ras, have also resigned.

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