AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 22-1-98. [Archives:1998/04/Press Review]

January 26 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party)
Main Headlines:
1- YSP welcomes the President’s call to close the “dossiers of the past.”
2- YSP secretariat discusses political & organizational aspects, especially issues concerning the recent statement issued by a YSP splinter group.
3- Security forces in Ja’ar, Abyan evicted two families & destroyed their houses without giving any reasons or prior warnings.
Article Summary:
A Chinese Man Abducted
A number of the Ba-Kazim tribesmen in Abyan have abducted a Chinese person working for a road-building company. The kidnappers did that in retaliation to a quarrel that took place between them and a number of soldiers who intercepted them and searched their luggage while they were on their way from Abyan to Lahaj.
During their rough search, the soldiers allegedly destroyed a number of beehives which the tribesmen were taking to start a bee-keeping business in Lahaj. Sources have indicated that the Chinese man is now being kept somewhere in Shabwa.