Al-Moayyad appeals to president [Archives:2003/683/Local News]

November 6 2003

Sana’a, Nov. 4 – A letter of complaint has been recently filed by Shiekh al-Moayyad to the president of the republic, Ali Abdullah Saleh, because of being badly treated by German authorities, specifically during the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
“The German authorities haven’t reconsidered his conditions of imprisonment during the Ramadhan. He never has had his Sahoor meal, (meal eaten before the daybreak) which he is supposed to eat,” the complaint said.
“During his 10-month imprisonment, he hasn’t allowed to perform his prayers or recite the Holy Qura’an, while other Muslims have been allowed to perform their Islamic religious freely in the adjacent rooms,” the complaint further remarked.
Sources said that al-Moayyad has been living in a state of depression due to his total separation from other prisoners.
In his complaint, he appealed to the president to further pressure the German authorities to set him free, along with his associate, or be given trial in any court in the world, except the US.
Shiekh al-Moayyad has been held in custody by the German authorities
Sheikh al-Moayyad and his companion, said to be al-Qaeda suspects, have been detained in Germany since January 10th, 2003.
He left Frankfurt with his companion Mohammed Yahya Zaed for medical treatment.
At the same time intensified efforts are currently being exerted on the government by many Islah and religious affiliates to pressure the government to bring him back to Yemen.