Monday, 15 October 2012

Forced disappearance in the Yemen


















Artists prepare to paint a picture of a disappeared political figure next to a defaced picture they previously painted as part of “The Walls Remember” campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. The Walls Remember puts focus on people who were taken out of the general population in what is known as the “forced disappearance.”

Yemenis are using street art to lobby the government to tell what happened to hundreds of people who have disappeared in years of political turmoil. But even images of the disappeared have troubled powerful figures, and the graffiti is removed almost as fast as it is posted. 

Source: Take Part
Photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

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