AFAV: 200 people are assassinated in Aden


The Coordinator for the Advocacy of the Families of the Assassination Victims in Aden said it has documented the assassination of 200 people in Yemen’s interim capital Aden since 2015.

This came during a seminar organised by the body in Aden in the presence of lawyers, jurists and civil society activists.

Association co-founder, Anwar Al-Yafei, said that all the cases have been registered against “unknown persons”.

Lawyer Afra Hariri said the assassinations are a serious crime ;however: it is often impossible to identify who carried them out.

Hariri said security services are part of the problem because  they fail to follow up on the crimes and expose the perpetrators.

Since July 2015 the governorate of Aden has witnessed a large wave of assassinations mainly against mosque imams, officers in the security apparatus, the army, popular resistance and the judiciary.