AL-SHOURAH: Sanaa weekly, 28-12-97. [Archives:1998/01/Press Review]

January 5 1998

(Federation of Popular Forces)
Main Headlines: 1- FPF Secretary-General holds the government responsible for the fall of Hunaish Island 2- Emir of Kuwait to respond to President Saleh’s letter applying for GCC membership 3- Bomb explosion in Nasab, Shabwa, killed 1 person, injured 2 others, & destroyed part of the Urban Planning Office 4- About 31,000 crimes – murder, kidnap, assault, & robbery – took place in Yemen during 1995-96. Article Summary: End of Trial Demanded Lawyers defending 31 men accused of Mahara bombings have demanded that the trial should be speedily concluded with a court decision. Other suspects in the case, including military personnel, have failed to appear before court, explained the defense council in a hearing held in Sanaa. Ten hearings on, and the prosecutor has failed to submit the damning evidence he claimed to be available. The prosecutor’s requests to get certain material evidence from the Mahara security organ were hindered by alleged bureaucratic wrangling.