June 09, 2008
Yemeni Journalist al-Khaiwani Imprisoned for Photos of Government War Crimes Like These
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These photos were taken last week and and published by al-Menpar, a Yemeni newspaper. They show the graves where the Yemeni women and children killed by the government's jihad in Sa'ada are buried. In Sa'ada, the Yemeni government is waging an intensive and random bombing campaign against its own citizens as well as starving them with a food blockade. Very Sudan-like.
It was photos like these that al-Khaiwani had in his possession and which were the "evidence" in his trial. Al-Khaiwani was sentenced to six years at hard labor today for uncovering the truth about the massacre in Sa'ada. Now he's in jail.
Warning: Horrible pictures below the fold of the Yemen women and children killed by their own government in Saada Yemen.