In Yemen, president’s regime has long used torture as part of its “security apparatus”.
Nir Rosen Last Modified: 31 May 2011 15:22
Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s violent suppression of peaceful demonstrators since February, and his seeming determination to drive his country to civil war must surely be embarrassing to his former allies and sponsors. Chief among them, the US and Saudi governments must be aghast with horror at the upheaval today. But his regime was brutal - and his rule arbitrary - long before the revolutionary demonstrations swept east from Tunisia to Egypt and on to Yemen. When he is gone will the structure of terror he created remain?