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Human Rights Watch urges Yemeni government to ensure justice for rights violations

An international human rights group has urged Yemen's government to crack down human rights violations it says have taken place since the country's 2011 uprising.

In a statement issued Saturday, Human Rights Watch also urged Yemeni authorities to investigate the death of at least four protesters who died in clashes with security forces in the city of Aden on Thursday.

The group said President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi had failed to fulfill a pledge to form a committee to investigate human rights crimes committed during the uprising.

"President Hadi should crack down on rights abusers and consolidate the rule of law," said Joe Stork, HRW deputy Middle East director.

The group noticed some improvements in Yemen but expressed concern over the slow pace of reform.