AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 14-5-98. [Archives:1998/20/Press Review]

May 18 1998

[Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah)]   Main Headline:
1- Parliament cautions the Minister of Construction and the Mayor of Sanaa for failing to attend a parliamentary session devoted to cleaning the capital.
2- Leader of the Islah Supreme Committee & Speaker of parliament urges Islah leaders in Ibb to be responsive to the issues concerning their people.
3- Islah denies any contact with the People’s General Congress over forming new government.
4- Palestinian Hamaas leader, Sheikh Ahmed Yaseen is to visit Yemen.
Article Summary:
Conflict in Court
Hearings at the primary court in Seera, Aden are continuing in the case of the 27 men from the Zubaidi clan, who are accused of perpetrating the several bomb explosions in July and October of 1997. The court was adjourned several times because procedural shortcomings.
A lawyer on the 8-man defense panel was accused by his colleagues of colluding with the prosecutor. The accused claim that they had made statements implicating themselves because they were tortured by the Criminal Investigation apparatus during interrogations in Sanaa.