Originally published on August 14, 2014, at ForceChange.com
Target: Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, President of Yemen
Goal: Prosecute security officials guilty of torture, unlawful killings, and other human rights abuses
The government of Yemen has become complicit with human rights abuses taking place by law enforcement officials. Ignoring reports of arbitrary arrests, torture, and illegal executions, the government of Yemen refuses to investigate the perpetrators of these crimes. Such widespread corruption will only lead to further abuses if nobody takes action now.
Numerous reports exist documenting security forces committing unlawful killings. Government forces often utilize excessive force when dealing with protests or demonstrations. Innocent civilian bystanders have been killed as security forces attempt to suppress free speech.