U.S. Embassy Urges Yemeni Government to Protect Peaceful Demonstrations
By Fatik Al-Rodaini
The U.S. embassy in Sana'a called Yemeni government to fulfill its responsibility to protect the life and property of all Yemenis and to safeguard their basic human and civil rights.
In a statement posted on Friday on its website, the American embassy urged the government to prevent any further attacks on peaceful demonstrations and to ensure that all Yemenis, both pro- and anti-government, have equal rights to speech and assembly.
The statement said that the U.S embassy in recent days observed disturbing rise in the number and violence of attacks against Yemeni citizens gathering peacefully to express their views on the current political situation. It added the attacks are contrary to the commitments that President Saleh made to protect the right of Yemeni citizens to gather peacefully to express their views.