AL-TAREEQ: Aden weekly, [Archives:1998/19/Press Review]

May 11 1998

Main Headline:
1- US Ambassador denies any military agreement between Yemen and USA; while, a US marines ship visits Aden for the first time.
2- Former PM Haider Al-Atta (sentenced to death): “The President should persevere with his call for national reconciliation.”
3- Prominent figures in Hadhramaut deny dovernment Allegations that the leader of the Opposition Coordination Council, Mr. Hassan Ba-Awm, fired his gun during a demonstration to provoke the security forces.
Article Summary:
Demonstrators Accused
The Mukallah prosecutor office is interrogating members of the Yemeni Socialist Party, who were arrested following last week’s ill-fated demonstration. Two of the detained are now officially accused with starting a demonstration without permission for the purpose of inciting acts of violence and civil unrest.
There are currently 14 detainees at the Monawara prison. The prosecutor has also sent a memorandum requesting the security organ to investigate and apprehend those responsible for the 2 deaths and 3 wounded during the demonstration.