AL-TAJAMMU: Aden weekly, 25-5-98. [Archives:1998/22/Press Review]

June 1 1998

(Yemeni Unitary Congregation Party)   Main Headline:
1- Following a peaceful demonstration on 22 May, security forces in Abyan arrested two leading opposition figures.
2- US officials specify the priorities for the Yemeni government: reform on the national level and peaceful settlements on the regional level.
3- Opposition Coordination Council plans to organize a mass rally to mark the passing of 40 days since the death of two men at the Mukallah demonstration of 27 April.
4- A bomb exploded in a mosque in Jaar, Hadhramaut, on 23 May. The mosque used to be a cinema prior to the 1994 war.
Article Summary:
Three Bulldozers
Three bulldozers and a security patrol went last week to demolish the home of Ali Moqbil, 75, in Aden. The house inhabitants, women and children, came out holding a primary court order suspending the demolishing order until the dispute between the house owner and the Seera municipality is resolved. A rich landowner is claiming the site for a tourist project.
The security, however, ordered the bulldozer drivers to proceed with the demolishing, and started firing in the air. A short while later, a grenade was thrown onto the place, wounding the son of the house owner and some of the security soldiers. Eyewitnesses claim that the grenade came from the direction where the rich landowner was standing with his body guards watching the situation develop. Another son was later arrested and detained at the Khormaksar police station.