Eyewitnesses: Protests escalate in Aden to demand handing over of soldier killers

Eyewitnesses: Protests escalate in Aden to demand handing over of soldier killers


The protests escalated in Aden, the interim capital of Yemen, on Wednesday evening, denouncing the killing of a soldier in the public security forces by anti-terror forces.

The soldier was shot and killed by anti-terror forces early this week after he was the only witness to the rape of a child.

The protesters cut off the streets of al-Mualla Street to the provincial building, al-Tawahi district, and lifted slogans demanding that the perpetrators and those involved in the killing of Ra'fat be held promptly accountable, witnesses said.

They said protesters prevented passage through many of the main streets, burnt tires, and traffic in the city became almost stopped.

Interior Minister Ahmed al-Mayseri on Tuesday decided to form a commission of inquiry into the murder of private Ra'fat Danba’a.

The website of the Ministry of Interior quoted committee chairman Mohamed Musaed that  "The Committee began its tasks today (yesterday) and will bring the results of the investigation soon to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior."


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