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Targeted Killing Of Shia Muslims In Yemen

Targeted Killing Of Shia Muslims In Yemen, Is It A Beginning To Shia Rights Violation?

April 28, 2014

In an attack to the Alghadir Library in Sanaa, Yemen, two Shia Muslim were killed today.

Number of gunmen broke into the Alghadir library located in West Sanaa Monday at 1:00 p.m. local time and shut two young librarians, Amin al-Matadry and Mujahid al- Matary. The gunmen ran away when neighbors rushed to the scene after hearing couple gun shots. Amin died on spot and his cousin Mujahid was rushed to the local hospital where he received intense medical care. However Mujahid died due to severe injury.

Alghadir Library is known to be a specialty library that publishes and sales Shia related books and scholarly articles.

Such attack increased fear among Shia Muslims of Yemen as it is believed to be a targeted killing. SRW is concerned for the security of the Shia Muslim population of the Yemen. As SRW representative in Yemen reports many Shia of Yemen are peaceful residents who have no political affiliation, yet they live in fear and insecurity. This organization urges local authorities in Sanaa to investigate the attack immediately and protect all citizens form human rights violations.

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