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Yemen: Son of governor escapes justice after massacre

Filed under: Mahweet, Protest Fatalities, Sana'a, Yemen — by Jane Novak at 8:12 am on Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Protesters hold General Ali Ahmed Ali Al-Ahwal (and his band of thugs) who works in the security services responsible for the Sanaa massacre on Al-Karama (dignity) Friday, March 18 2011 during which snipers killed more than 52 protesters and 200 wounded. His absence from court is the reason the families of the slain are boycotting the trial.

He is son of the governor of Mahweet. Both are members of the GPC. His uncle Mohamed Ali Mohsen (Mohammed al-Ahwal) is the Yemeni ambassador to Saudi Arabia who sided with the protesters on March 21. The family is from Shabwa. At the time of the massacre, reports noted the snipers were shooting from the rooftop of the governor of Mahweet’s home.



Comment by Jamal Mutarreb

8/3/2011 @ 9:37 am

I am afraid, not just this person nor this crime. There might be systematic work at the GP office to demolish evidence for crimes taking place against young activists kidnapped and kept out of sight for long time.


Comment by Jane Novak

8/3/2011 @ 9:43 am

Yes there are many who are guilty, I didnt mean to imply he was the only one complicit in the crime.


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