Thursday, March 24, 2011

Yemen condemns Al-Jazeera torture clip

SANA’A, March 24 (Saba)- Yemeni political and information sources have denounced strongly what Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite television station broadcasts aimed to mislead the audience and deliberately distort Yemen’s image.

Speaking to Saba, the sources said that the channel broadcasted on Wednesday a video clip showing tortured prisoners in a prison of Iraq and that Al-Jazeera claimed falsely that event was in a Yemeni jail.

The sources accused the Al-Jazeera of distorting deliberately and flagrantly the facts and spreading lies and rumors about what is happening in Yemen, including fake resignations of Yemeni diplomats, army commanders and senior officials.

In addition, they confirmed that Yemen reserves the right to prosecute the Al-Jazeera over its hostile activities against Yemen and its unity, security and stability, noting the Al-Jazeera takes the responsibility for violence and bloody events in the country due to its incitement to violence and sedition.

The Al-Jazeera broadcasted on Wednesday afternoon a video clip showing prisoners were severely beaten by soldiers and claimed that the event took place at the central prison in Sana'a on 06 March 2011.

The sources pointed out that this event was in an Iraqi prison and had already been broadcasted on the Al-Arabya TV several years ago.

The clip was also posted on YouTube on 23 January 2010 as the following link shows:

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