AL-TARIQ: Aden weekly, 1-9-98. [Archives:1998/36/Press Review]

September 7 1998

Main Headline:
1- Egyptian authorities express astonishment at the frequency with which silver is smuggled from Yemen and caught at Cairo airport. Lax security at Yemeni airports is blamed.
2- A campaign of arrests is being conducted following two Muallah bomb explosions last Thursday.
3- Chairmen of several German travel and tourism companies are to make a direct flight from Frankfurt to Seioun to find out about the regions potential for tourism.
4- A Yemeni citizen beseeches the Minister of the Interior not to deport her Syrian husband. He has been living and working in Yemen for the last 9 years and has 3 children.
5- A member of the ruling PGC secretariat in Hadhramaut forges the signature of his boss to obtain free airplane tickets for 9 of his relatives.
6- Several Lahaj farmers are detained by police to force the hand-over of their lands to a person claiming its ownership.

Article Summary:
Child Rights Violations
Participants at an Aden seminar on juvenile delinquency point out serious child right’s violations. It was indicated that about 62% of Yemeni children are not registered in the civil registry records. This leads to very serious legal and social consequences.
It was also disclosed that youngsters are imprisoned with hardened criminals convicted of murder, sodomy, alcohol drinking, etc. Some juveniles are shackled with iron chains and beaten up. This is a flagrant violation of the Yemeni law, which stipulates allocating special borstals and reform centers.