AL-SAHWA: Sanaa weekly, 26-2-98. [Archives:1998/09/Press Review]

March 2 1998

[Yemeni Congregation for Reform (Islah)]
Main Headline:
1- Teachers staged a successful strike & mass rally in protest over proposed teachers’ law.
2- (Islah leader) Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmer is to return to Yemen following medical treatment abroad.
3- Minister of Education stops illegal measures taken against striking teachers, and Minister of Interior ordered release of detained ones.
4- An armed thief killed and robbed a man in broad daylight at Hasaba bus terminal.
Article Summary:
A Drunkard’s Troubles
A Central Security soldier fired at five men who tried to stop him harassing an old woman in Sheikh Othman, Aden. The soldier, 30, visibly drunk was uttering obscene words while following the old woman in his car. When some passersby tried to stop, he took out his submachine gun and fired at them. One man was wounded in the right hand, while, the other bullets went astray hitting nearby buildings and frightening passersbys.
The drunk was later arrested by the police on the Aden-Taiz road. Citizens in Aden have often complained of the widespread of alcohol sale in the city. They also indicate that alcohol as well as firearms merchants are often protected by security personnel in the area.