By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: MAY 13, 2009 14:14Advertisement
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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