Editor: Yemeni police storm newspaper, wound 3

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May 13, 2009 14:14

 
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The editor of Yemen's most popular daily newspaper said that police have opened fire on his office, wounding three workers as the government escalates a crackdown on the media it blames for stoking unrest in the country's south. Hesham Bashrahel said Wednesday that police surrounded his Al-Ayyam newspaper office and neighboring home. Last week, the government suspended eight publications for allegedly inciting southern residents to call for a separation from the north. Southerners accuse the government of discrimination.

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