AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 12-2-98. [Archives:1998/07/Press Review]

February 16 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party)
Main Headlines: 1- Unconstitutional 25% deductions have been made to the investment allocations in the general budget. 2- 2,600 unlawfully interned people will be released soon. 3- Conference hall in former YSP H.Q., occupied by security since 1994 war, has been turned into a number of small prison cells. 4- Political Security men arrested a several members of the outlawed Islamic Jihad organization in Abyan. Article Summary: Lawyer Assaulted The General Prosecutor’s Office has directed the security organ to seek out and arrest those involved in assaulting the lawyer Hafidh Fadhil while walking down Hadda Road. Inflicting grievous bodily harm on Fadhil, the assailants escaped in three cars, on carrying an army number plate, the other a police number plate and the third was private. Eyewitness accounts indicated that 8 of the assailants wore army uniforms, while, the other 7 were in civilians clothes. The Lawyers’ Syndicate has strongly condemned the attack, which has apparently taken place because Fadhil is representing a client in a case against an army colonel.