SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — On Saturday, the security forces in Aden opened fire on demonstrators supporting the southern separatist movement.
A protester was killed and several others injured in a similar demonstration in the city on July 6.
The Saturday deadly incident comes a few days after Yemeni troops opened fire on unemployed protesters in the southeastern province of Hadhramaut on July 2, killing one person and injuring at least 11 others.
The demonstrations by the southern separatist movement are held at a time when Yemeni anti-regime protesters have been calling for the restructuring of the army and the trial of former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh for ordering the killing of demonstrators during the revolution that began in January 2011.
Yemen’s former dictator formally stepped down and handed over power to his deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on February 27. The power transfer occurred under a Saudi-backed deal brokered by the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council in April 2011 and signed by Saleh in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 23, 2011.
The new Yemeni president, who is a UK-trained field marshal, was sworn in on February 25 following a single-candidate presidential election on February 21, which was supported by the United States and Saudi Arabia. — www.shafaqna.com/english/