AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 8-1-98. [Archives:1998/02/Press Review]

January 12 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party)
Main Headlines: 1- The Yemeni Organization for Defense of Human Rights, Geneva, called on all Arab and Afro-Asian human rights bodies to demand the release of a number of political detainees in Hadhramaut 2- Yemeni political parties are to send a Ramadhan gift – a plane-load of medical supplies – to Iraq, as suggested by Al-Haqq Party 3- Three bombings took place in different places last week in Ja’ar, Abyan 4- A German tourist, 17, was raped in the coastal town of Khokha by the son of an MP – investigations continue Article Summary: Teachers Leave Abyan Parents in Rassd, Abyan, have expressed their annoyance by the suspension of primary and secondary schooling since the beginning of the current academic year. A number of recently appointed teachers left their schools in Rassd because the Ministry of Finance has failed to allocate them their monthly salaries. On another level, the Ministry of Education offices in Abyan has deducted YR 3,000 off the monthly salary of each teacher working in the governorate. Their excuse is that they need to counter balance their budget deficit.