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Yemen ranks in the top countries for Human rights violations

Hale al-Mathabi

According to the seventh annual report of Human Rights’ Atlas, Yemen with other nine countries are considered to be the most dangerous countries in violation of their population’s rights.


The report of Atlas that published on the foundation’s website in English language said that Syria, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Yemen, and Nigeria are the first ten countries in the list of human rights violations.

Moreover, according to the Human Rights’ Atlas that is produced by analytics company “Maplecroft”, the increasing of human rights violations, including violations by security forces for the political opposition, have led to the increase of social and economic protests. In addition, communication technology has helped in stimulating and accelerating the protest movements. 

In the Middle East and North Africa, social protests are also being actively repressed by the state, especially youths’ protests. This repression revealed a complete change in the regional average from 4.29/10 in 2008 to 2.75/10 in 2013, in which 2 is considered the worst degree.