AL-THAWRI: Sana’a (Weekly) 9-10-97. (Yemeni Socialist Party) [Archives:1997/41/Press Review]

October 13 1997

Main Headlines: 1) YSP Secretary-General, Moqbil: “Dispute over elections results will not go on forever.” 2) Thousands are Unemployed and Jobs Reserved for Well Connected 3) 4,200 Farmers in Lahaj Forced to Handover Nationalized Lands to Previous Owners Without Compensation 4) 9 Released Out of 13 Arrested in Shihr Following Football-Related Riots. Article Summary: Murder, Explosion, & Demonstrations Citizens of the Mashanna area in Ibb had staged demonstrations on October 7th and 8th, demanding that the governor should intervene to solve the dispute between them and the people from the Ja’a area. A bomb went off in Meshanna for which the residents accused the people from Ja’a. One of the Ja’a residents was previously killed and his people suspected the Meshanna of instigating the crime. The victim’s family had also demonstrated, demanding recompense. A state of caution and alertness prevails in the area. This is the fourth explosion that is met with indifference by the authorities.