A Revenge Crime Beside Al-Hawban Checkpoint [Archives:2003/693/Local News]

December 8 2003

As a result of continued vendetta and bloodshed, the spread of hatred and enforcing revenge practices, without reporting to competent authorities of the government so justice may be served, a tragic crime was committed after Eid Al-Fitr holidays which took the lives of Abdurrahman Ali Qaid. 25, and Mohammed Abdu Al-Faisal, 45, both of Al-Makhader, governorate of Ibb.
The crime was committed by Mohammed Muslih Ukaishan, 40, of the same region who intercepted them in Al-Hawban, governorate of Taiz, where pointed his AK-47 and shot them directly before fleeing the crime scene.
Information indicates that the murderer committed his crime in retaliation for his cousin, Abdu Hasan Al-Faisal, who was killed at the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan by those individuals. Authorities were transporting the victims from the governorate of Hodaidah to the governorate of Ibb through the governorate of Taiz where the culprit waited for them at Al-Hawban checkpoint. Security authorities are pursuing the culprit to bring him to justice.