26_September [Archives:2008/1170/Press Review]

July 7 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008
Top Stories

– Interior Ministry Source: A cell of Houthi loyalists arrested in Aden

– Parliament to begin discussing draft consumer protection law

– Yemen discusses arrangements to receive prisoners from Guantanamo

The website reported in one of its lead stories that Endowments and Guidance Minister Hamoud Al-Hitar has held talks with a delegation from the US Defense and Foreign Departments on the necessary arrangements for handing over Yemeni detainees in the U.S.-run prison camp at Guantanamo Bay to their government.

The website quoted Yemen News Agency as saying that a dialogue program with the detainees after their return to Yemen in order to ensure their full reintegration into the society was discussed during the meeting.

Al-Hitar reviewed his country's preparations to receive its detained citizens, as well as to rehabilitate and remerge them in society. He demanded the US to return quickly the Yemeni detainees to their home, affirming that the dialogue to be held with the detainees in the wake of their return would contribute to correcting any wrong concepts that permanently contradict the true tradition of Islam.

The US delegation members hailed Yemen's successful experiences of dialogue which contributed to rehabilitating a number of jeopardized citizens who had been arrested on terrorist charges.