Military Forces Act in Quradhah: 2 Killed [Archives:2000/33/Local News]

August 14 2000

Four soldiers were seriously injured in clashes between military forces and inhabitants of Quradhah and Al-Marzouh villages in Sabber, reported a source at the security office in Taiz. Military units were deployed in the area following the death of 12-year Osamah Abdullah in the main road connecting the two villages. Villagers say that one of them was shot dead by military forces yesterday and many others were taken to hospitals.
Many people from both villages have been arrested on charge of beginning the fight against military forces.
Inhabitants of Quradhah have sent an appeal to human rights organizations and political parties to intervene for lifting what they described as violations by the military against them. They have also appealed to judicial authorities to accelerate a final verdict in their issue with Al-Marzouh.
In Taiz, last Saturday, a great number of Quradhah inhabitants marched the streets carrying their young children and empty water cans on their shoulders calling for a solution to their problem.