continues war crimes against humanity are committed in South Yemen
An appeal letter to the regional and international organisations
United Nation Security Council
35th October 2005
RE: continues war crimes against humanity are committed in South Yemen
We would like to draw your attention to the current situation in South Yemen and remind you that the North Yemeni Regime have launched a comprehensive war against South Yemen, which resulted in the full military occupation of the South on July 7th 1994. From this date Southerners have been living under the Northern military occupation. Their private and public properties, lands and wealth have become booty for the Northern warlords who have been ruling the country for 11 years. During those years Southerners have been experiencing all sorts of repression, deprivation from their national wealth and employment. What is worse is that many employees were coercively given early retirement and some were forced to stay at home and join what is called “Stay at home party” without actual work. Southerners are systematically deprived from their legitimate rights to proper education especially further and higher education they are also refused to enter the military academy and gain foreign scholarships. We are sure that the day will come soon when we wouldn’t find any southerners working for the military institution particularly after the process forcing current employees into early retirement is complete. Furthermore Southerners are facing cruel discrimination and dismissal from their jobs regularly. For instance the latest incident that occurred to employees within the diplomatic and military institution is a good example.
Southerners have become a disadvantaged minority living under absolute poverty. Many families go to public waste bin to look for food and for those dignified people who can’t find treatment for curable illnesses and can’t stand the humiliation and repression are dying silently.
The Northern occupiers have turned the South into a military Zone to oppress and murder the Southerners without any right whatsoever. Below are just some of the latest brutal practices of the Northern military regime, which you can also access through www.soutalgnoub.com/vb:
a- The martyrs
1- Muntaser Muhammed Fareed, age 22, killed in September 21st 2005 when the occupier’s forces attempted to confiscate his land by force, in Lahj’s district. For further details please refer to Al-Ayyam Newspaper issued 22/09/2005.
2- Awad Kahmees Al-hinky, killed by the northern intelligent officer Mr Abdul Aziz Al-a’alamy in the city of Aden. For more information please refer to Alyyam Newspaper, issued on 7/12/2004.
3- Student/ Hussein Ali Masoud, killed by one of the northern military occupiers agent.
4- Lieutenant/ Waleed Sayed Gazim Farhan, killed by agents of the Northern military occupation in Aden. For further details refer to Alayyam Newspaper in Aden. Issued on 14/12/2004.
5- Tufeek Ahmed Abdul Kareem Mana, killed in Aden for more details please revise Al-ayyam Newspaper issued on 14-12-2005.
6- Abdulrahman Hassen Al-Sukar, shot dead outside Aden’s Court by the Northern security forces. The shots came from a police vehicle: plate number 5399. Toyota Shas for further details, please refer to Alayyam newspapers, issued on 28/12/2004 and 28/11/2004.
7- Soldier/ Muneer Salim from Al-houtah city, Lahj district. He was killed in Ibb on 13/12/2004. For information please refer to Alyyam Newspaper, dated 3/4/2005.
8- Young man/ Ahmed Muhammed Ali Fara, killed in Al-mansora, Aden, for further details read Alayyam newspaper dated 16/4/2005
9- Soldier/ Muty’a Muhammed Nasser Al-radfani, killed in Tour Albaha district, for more details refer to Alyyam newspaper, dated 17/4/2005.
10- Muneerah Ahmed Muhammed, female, 32 years old killed in Al-mansora, Aden.
11- Faheem Hamood Ka’ad Ahmed, 21 years old, shot dead in Al-shekh Authman by the northern military forces in July 21st 2005.
12- Masdoos Muthana Muslah Kassim, aged 23, killed with his mother Mrs Rawyah Kassim Saleh, 40 years of age, by a landmine in the village of Al-madaw, Shaib’s county which was left from the 1994 war.
13- Child/ Mazin Muhammed Ahmed Saleh, 9 years of age, killed in a bomb explosion left from the 1994 war.
14- Abdullah Salim Lathib killed in the States centre in the city of Ahwar by the Northern soldiers, on 14/9/2005. For more details refer to Alayyam newspaper dated 16,17,18/10/2005.
15- Nasser Al-sa’ady Lathib killed at the same incident as 14.
16- Ahmed Matir Labith killed at the same incident as 14
17- Pilot/ Abdraboh Zeen Nasser killed in Alboreikah, Aden
18- Alsheika/ Ahmed Kassim Saleh, 60 years of age, from Lakamat Lashoub’s village, Aldahla county. Killed in the town of Sanah, Aldahla on the 6th September 2005. For more details refer to Alyyam newspaper, dated 07/09/2005.
19- Adel Muhammed Kassim Saleh 25 years of age, killed in the same incident.
20- Ahmed Saleh Muthana 23 years of age, killed in the same incident.
21- Soldier Ali Nasser Hussein from Abian, Gy’ar’s city, shot dead in Sy’on, Hadramout’s province by the occupation force’s central security on 17/9/ 2005. for more details refer to Alayyam newspaper, dated 18/09/2005.
22- Ramzy Sayed Ben Salim Ben Alzo’ah Al-nahdy from the city of Al-kutin, Hadramout. He was shot dead from a lorry in Ma’arab’a province on 23rd Sep 2005. For more details please refer to Al-ayyam’s Newspaper dated 28/09/2005. Yaslim Abubaker Sayed, Nickname: Humsan, 45 years of age, from Rusid’s district. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 29/09/2005.
23- Shaika/ Maslem Mubarak from Bilahfs, Shabwah’s province. He was shot dead and his two children were also wounded by the Northern rapid reaction security forces. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 17/09/2005.
24- Martyr/ Al-kahder Talib Alshaibi. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 14/3/2005.
Pictures of martyrs
Muntaser Muhammed Fareed
Abdulrahman Hassen Al-Sukar
Student / Hussein Ali Masoud
Awad Kahmees Al-hinky
Muneerah Ahmed Muhammed, female
Tufeek Ahmed Abdul Kareem Mana
Martyr/ Al-kahder Talib Alshaibi
b- The wounded
1- Hussein Muhammed Karoot, aged 28. He was shot at and injured in front of Aden’s court by the occupier’s security forces, the gun shots came from police vehicle number 5399, Toyota shas. For further details please refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 28/12/2004 and 28/11/2004.
2- Muthana Ali Younas 29 of age from Al-sha’ab. He was seriously wounded by a gun bullet released at him by one soldier of the Northern occupiers military forces that belongs to brigadier 35 which is under the command of the colonel Muhammed Abdullah Heyder in the governorate of Dhala. The bullet went through his bowel and left him severely injured with his hip, bowel, one of his balls and bladder. He has lost the part of the bowel which is the most important organ for human being. This is a crime against humanity committed by occupying regime. For more details refer to Al-thawry Newspaper dated 10/6/2004
3- Yaser Abulrakeeb Shaher, 9 years old. He was shot at the head by the occupiers police on 6/9/2005 in Al-hubeishy football stadium while he was watching a football match between a team from Sana’a and a team from Aden. When Aden’s team scored a goal against Sana’a’s team the police started to fire live bullets at aden’s supporters. Luckily Yaser was only wounded but unfortunately it was a serious one. For more details please refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 7/9/2005
4- Muhammed Saleh Ali at his late 50s, works as a school care taker. He was shot at by gun bullet close to his heart. The incident took place on 6/9/2005 at the same football match between Sana’s team and Aden. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 7/9/2005.
5- Abdulrazak Fareed Hussein Hadi, 35 years old, wounded on 21/9/2005 when the occupying forces attempted to confiscate his farm in Lahj by force . For details please refer to Aayyam Newspaper dated: 22/9/2005.
6- Anwar Fadel Fareed Hussein injured at the same incident.
7- Abdul hakeem Muhassen Ben Muhssen wounded in Aden. For more details please refer to Aayyam Newspaper dated 3/4/2005
8- Ibrahim Ali Salim Masood, aged 25 from Al-mimdarah, Aden. For details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 17/4/2005.
9- Muneerah Muhemmed Ahmed, female, wounded on 4/5/2005 while she was standing and looking out through her house window in Almansora city Aden province. For more details read Alayyam newspaper dated 17/5/2005.
10- Harish Hussein Saydy from Kormakser, Aden 21/5/2005.
11- Kamel Fadel Saba’ah
12- Saleh Abdullah Ahmed 19 years old.
13- Rayed Sheik Hussein, 18 years old.
14- Abdo Muhammed Saleh 22 years old
15- Muhammed Ahmed Ali Al-agalah
16- Child/ Gubran Mahmood Gubran, 14 years old
17- Muhammed Omer Nasser. For more details refer to Alayyam newspaper dated: 26/5/2005.
18- Child/ Ali Galal Salim. Wounded in his eye on 9/6/2005 in the city of ga’ar. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 5/7/2005.
19- Zara’ah Ali Saleh, 17 years old, female, from Al-mathiw, Al-shaib’s county. The wound was by a landmine left from 1994 war.
20- Mahdi Muhammed Muslah, 15 years of age. Wounded at the same incident as No 19.
21- Nagi Ahmed Kassim, 35 years of age. Injured at the same incident as No 20.
22- Basheer Abdulazeez Heedarah, 20 years of age, from Almuseimeer district lahj province. He was wounded at the twon of Sanah in Al-dahla’s province on 6/9/2005. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 7/9/2005.
23- Muhammed Nasser Al-mussallami. He was wounded by the bullets of the occupying air force at Alsadakah’s hospital, Al-sheika Authman’s city on 22/7/2005. For more details please refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated: 17/9/2005.
24- Adaroos Ben Sayed Al-kathiry from the city of Shebam, Hadramout’s province. He was shot at and wounded while he was in side a lorry in Marab’s province on 23/9.2005. For more details refer to Alayyam newspaper dated 28/9/2005.
Pictures of some of the wounded
Hussein Muhammed Karoot
Ali Galal Salim
اMuhammed Saleh Ali
Yaser Abulrakeeb Shaher
The military-tribal regime that rules North Yemen and occupies South Yemen had committed and still committing war crimes against humanity. Lately, the regime has carried out brutal carnage against his people in Sa’adah governorate and middle regions in the North. The regime has also committed and continues to commit crimes against innocents Southerners since July 7th 1994.
There is an organised state terrorism lead by Ali Abdullah Saleh against the people of the South. Some Southerners get murders in the country some especially young people are brainwashed and incited by the regime to go and carry out suicidal bombing in Iraq and end up being killed with other innocent people. Therefore the main aims of the regime are to:
- get rid of the young Southerners by sending them to their death
- directly participate in encouraging terrorism and export it from Yemen to Iraq in order to fail the building of security and stability in Iraq. Reports published by the American stated that there were more than 500 Yemeni young men who participate in terrorism act in Iraq. Some of those who were killed are as follows:
1- Basam Ahmed Saif, 22 years of age from Al-mua’ala governorate in South Yemen. He was killed in Almousal, Iraq. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 13/12/2004.
2- Faris Ali Muhammed Abdrabo, 20 years of age, from Al-mua’ala governorate in the South. He was killed in Alfaloga in Iraq. For more details refer to Alayyam Newspaper dated 14/12/2004.
3- Saleh Mana, 28 years of age from Al-mua’ala governorate in South Yemen. Carried out a suicidal bombing in Bagdad in Iraq. For more details refer to Al-ayyam Newspaper dated 30/7/2005.
4- Khaldoon Al-hakeemi, 29 years of age, from Al-mua’ala. Committed suicidal bombing in Bagdad, Iraq on 19/7/2005. For more details refer to Al-ayyam newspaper dated 30/7/2005.
5- Ali Saleh Balala, 22 years of age, from Al-mokahla city in Hadramout, south Yemen. Killed on the 29th May 2005 in Iraq. For more details refer to Al-ayyam Newspaper dated 16/6/2005.
Pictures of some of those Southerners young people killed in Iraq
The Southern Democratic Assembly (TAJ) holds the president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the leadership of the Northern occupation directly responsible for what has happened and happening now. The war crimes and destruction against the people of the South are a strong evidence of the violation of human rights and clear breach to the international human rights convention.
We demand the international community with its different organisations, nation states, parties, parliaments, the Amnesty International and other human rights organisation to intervene in order to protect the people of South Yemen from the continues killings before the situation escalate into something like what happened in Darfore or into another Somalia.
Therefore we request the International community to bring those tyrants to the court of international justice.
In this occasion we would like to urge the Security Council to implement its two resolutions 924 and 931 issued during the war of summer 1994 against the North Yemeni Regime.
We call for the United Nation to boycott and impose embargo till the regime comply with the two resolutions aforementioned, the rule of international law, and respect the rights of Southerners for Self-determination. The regime should end the occupation by full withdrawal of the military from our homeland.
Dr Abdullah Ahmed
Chairman of the Southern Democratic Assembly
Website: www.tajaden.org and www.soutalgnoub.comCc- European Union
Cc- Amnesty International
Cc- American’s congress
Cc- British house of common
Cc- British Common Wealth
Cc- International Islamic Organisation
Cc- Arab League
Cc- Gulf cooperative Council
Cc- Arab and International Human Rights Organisation