AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 18-8-98. [Archives:1998/34/Press Review]

August 24 1998

Main Headline:
1- Flash floods in Mareb unearth and sweep away thousands of landmines laid by subversive elements during the ’70s and ’80s.
2- A prisoner on death row for the last 7 years in Ibb demands to be immediately executed.
3- People in Al-Salif and Rass Esa areas complain of the handing over of a gypsum mountain to a private company, threatening many people working for the state-owned Salt and Gypsum company with redundancy.
Article Summary:
Firearms Law Violated
In complete and utter disregard for the newly enacted law restricting the possession and carrying of firearms, people celebrating the wedding of prominent person’s son in Al-Qayida, Ibb, fired their light and medium firearms for three whole hours. Apparently a permission to use firearms was granted to the “merry makers” by the town’s security organ.