The human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman has stressed that fitting punishment will apply to anyone committing crimes against Yemeni people and that sacrifices Yemenis have made will result in a state that respects the principles of citizenship and the law.
To mark the sixth anniversary of what has been known as “Dignity Friday( a day when over fifty protestors were killed), Karman said in a statement published on her official Facebook page that this date marks the day when ousted president’s ex-regime fired bullets into heads and bodies of revolutionaries after Friday’s prayer, adding, “Such a crime is committed only by worst-ever killers.”
"The deposed wanted to create fear and terror among people in order to thwart the revolution, but he ended up being an ousted president with no legitimacy, and since then, he has been fighting us as gang leader," she wrote.
Mrs. Karman expressed confidence that sacrifices made by Yemenis will make a brighter and better tomorrow in which there is a state that that believes in justice and respects the principles of citizenship and the law.
"Be sure that all criminals who have committed crimes against our people will receive fair punishment one day. They see this day as distant from them, but we see it soon."
The Friday of Dignity massacre proved to be the deadliest attack on demonstrators of Yemen’s yearlong uprising. Over the course of three hours, gunmen loyal to ousted president Saleh killed at least 45 protesters; most of them university students and three of them children, and injured 200 others while state security forces made no serious effort to stop the carnage.