Presiden Saleh in a speech this week denounced the attacks on journalist who were covering the protests demanding the fall of this regime.
Three hours after his speech, four journalists were attacked by security forces belonging to the Central Security, which is headed by his nephew Yahya Mohammed Saleh. Will Saleh be fair with his people and order the arrest of his nephew in crimes that led to the death of over 10 people this week?
One hour after his speech, eight anti govenment protesters were shot, leaving one in critical condition. Saleh’s regime did nothing to arrest the criminals.
Four hours after his speech, more than 23 anti government protesters were attacked with daggars and sticks. Security forces watched as the anti government protesters got beaten. Again, the regime did nothing to arrest those behind the attacks.
In his speech he also said that the elite in society were hypocrites for not being honest with him when he is wrong. So, Saleh, I am now telling you that you are wrong for allowing your nephew to be behind the deaths in Yemen. You are wrong for not arresting those who shot eight people in open day light with over a thousand witnesses knowing who the attackers were.
Show me who is the hypocrite now?
The regime will continue to lose ground with every attack that takes place.
Every wounded will live in hatred towards the regime that attacked him because of expressing his ideas peacefully.
Every family member who lost a loved one will live trying to get revenge from those who killed their son.
The regimes of Mubarak and Ben Ali used force against thier people when they protested, and are now living a life if disgrace.
We advise the Saleh regime to learn from others mistakes before it’s too late.
History may repeat itself soon.
ABOUT Yemen Post Publisher & Chief Editor:
Hakim Almasmari is an American journalist and Middle East expert based in Sana'a, Yemen. His work has appeared for many of the worlds top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Washington Post, AlJazeera, Fox News, The Guardian, The National, USA Today among numerous others. He has also worked with some of the world’s top organizations. Reporting out of Yemen for nearly eight years, he is the current editor in chief for the Yemen Post. He is a university lecturer in the field of international media and also studied business and law. Considered one of the top experts on Yemen, Almasmari has closely worked with international strategic centers and think tanks helping them better understand Yemen. He is a frequent guest on many international TV outlets discussing current local and international affairs. Almasmari's ancestors are from Yemen, and was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His mother tongue is English and is fluent in Arabic.