AL-SHOURA: Sanaa weekly, 14-12-97. (Federation of Popular Forces) [Archives:1997/51/Press Review]

December 22 1997

Main Headlines: 1- Leadership of Opposition Coordination Council in Lahaj, who were arrested during a protest demonstration, had been released. 2- Aden Refinery workers go on strike demanding better wages & bonuses. 3- Opposition Coordination Council in Mukalla staged a sit-in protesting against continuing imprisonment of opposition figures. 4- Ten people died in tribal confrontation in Ibb. Article Summary: Unhealthy Pens Police in Abyan have conducted a campaign to collect large numbers of biros discovered to contain a harmful substance in their ink. Political Security sources indicated that there are more than 18 types of unmarked biros with perfumed ink being in circulation in Abyan. Several students fainted upon inhaling the pens’ perfume. More than 3000 pens had already been collected in the city of Lauder alone.