Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology-Yemen

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology-Yemen

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Feb. 5: A Yemeni court has sentenced to death the leader of a group of 15 men found guilty last year of bombing a French supertanker. [Al-Jazeera, 2/5]

Mar. 16: Police in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz clashed with demonstrators protesting a proposed sales tax increase. As many as nine people were injured and 10 detained. [BBC, 3/16]

Mar. 19: Three supporters of Shaykh Husayn al-Huthi, who was killed by Yemeni government forces last year, were killed while trying to flee from police after a shootout. [Al-Jazeera, 3/19]

Mar. 21: Six Yemeni al-Qa'ida suspects were sentenced to two years in jail for forging travel documents in an attempt to join those fighting US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five other Yemenis arrested in the same case were acquitted. All 11 men were acquitted of another charge of setting up an armed group to carry out attacks in Yemen. [AlJazeera, 3/21]

Mar. 24: Thousands of Yemeni citizens gathered in several cities including the capital Sana'a, to protest the introduction of a 10% sales tax on commodities. The tax was part of a larger set of World Bank reforms to aid in the economic restructuring of Yemen. …

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