AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 27-8-98. [Archives:1998/35/Press Review]

August 31 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party – YSP)   Main Headline:
1- For the 2nd time, YSP Secretary General is intercepted by security personnel near Aden, and his bodyguards were stripped for their licensed weapons. They were delayed fro more than 1 hour.
2- A Sanaa court is still reviewing the case brought by the Press and Publications Prosecutor Office against two of Al-Thawri’s journalists for writing newspaper articles highly critical of the government.
3- Following the bomb explosion near a Dhali’ mosque, opposition parties warn against a possible lapse of security all over the country.
4- Seminars by the YSP and the American National Democratic Institute Taiz, Aden and Mukallah conclude successfully. 5- Political parties and mass organizations in Yemen strongly condemn the US bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan.
Article Summary:
Nasser College in Abeyance
The governor of Lahaj directed the special technical committee – assigned the task of resolving land claims – to conduct a field visit to the Nasser College of Agricultural Sciences. The aim was to survey the college’s research farm in preparation for returning it to its original owners.
The directive came despite previous recommendations by the committee itself that the land owners should be compensated with pieces of land in a different area. The college’s administrative and academic staff were not consulted, either.
Academic work has been greatly disrupted at the college due to this irregular act. All measures taken to settle land claims after the 1994 war contravene the unification agreement. No new law has been introduced to deal with this issue.