Al-Hadhiri Victimized by State Security Organ [Archives:1999/04/Local News]

January 25 1999

Mohammed Saleh Al-Hadhiri, a well-known columnist and writer with Al-Wahdawi and other opposition papers, stated that state security organs have been tailing him for some time.
On Thursday, January 14th, the security people kidnapped Al-Hadhiri’s brother and, thinking they had the writer, beat him badly. “They kept repeating ‘Stop writing!’ my badly bruised brother told us,” he said.
The opposition parties issued a statement condemning the action.