AL-TAREEQ: Aden fortnightly, 13-1-98. [Archives:1998/03/Press Review]

January 19 1998

Main Headlines: 1- Prominent opposition figure Ba-Awm: “Our arrest was done in horrible circumstances beyond the most basic of values and human rights. 2- Yemen denies promising Egypt to extradite 500 Egyptian terrorists allegedly taking refuge in Yemen. 3- Head of the Yemeni Industrialists Association calls for stopping the production of ‘ersatz’ Kamaran cigarettes. Article Summary: Harassment Leads to Shoot-out The incident started when a young military-intelligence lieutenant, stationed in Hadhramaut, kept following a woman in the market place, and started to harass her with bad language that developed to indecently touching he. Upon her crying for help, a nearby shop owner went to the woman’s rescue. The young lieutenant became agitated, drew his gun, and started firing. Two people were injured including the brave shop owner. When passersby managed to grab the assailants, a colleague of his came from nowhere and started firing in the air. The police took the two assailants to an unknown destination. To add insult to injury, the police also arrested the shop owner, but was later released on the orders of the governor of Hadhramaut.