20 Mar '11, 8am

Yemen's human rights minister has resigned in protest to the crackdown on protestors

Yemen's human rights minister has resigned in protest to the crackdown on protestors

Yemenis protest in the streets of province of Saada, a day after some 52 people were killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Yemeni's human rights minister Huda al-Baan resigned in protest from the government and ruling party. -- PHOTO: AFP SANAA - YEMEN'S human rights minister Huda al-Baan said she has resigned in protest from the government and ruling party after at least 52 people were killed in a sniper attack on demonstrators. Ms Baan said in a statement late on Saturday that her resignation was to protest the 'massacre' of demonstrators demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power since 1978. The undersecretary at the ministry, Ali Taysir, also resigned in protest. Ms Baan became the third Yemeni minister to resign in as many days. Minister of tourism Nabil al-Faqih resigned on Friday over the 'unjustifiable use of force' against protest...

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