“We didn’t give up on our belief in democratic values, as we believed initially the government’s promises of pluralism. Drunk as we were with dreams of liberty, we exposed corruption, rights abused, and called things as they were. The government response came in even tougher repression of journalists, imprisonments, kidnappings and newspaper closures.”
Abdul Kareem Al-Khaiwani
, a prominent Yemeni journalist who was assassinated in the capital Sana`a last week. Watch our full analysis of the political turmoil in Yemen on Democracy Now!
today with reporter Iona Craig.