Continued detention of educational employee [Archives:2004/725/Local News]

April 1 2004

Mr. Saleh Abdullah Saeed Al-Shaheery, an employee at Abyan Educational Office has been detained by the Security Authority for more than a month on the pretext of stating the pay-day date to one element of Jihad Group, following the foiled attempt of Jihad Group to steal the wages of educators in Abyan. The unjustified detention is to pressure him to testify against the group being detained, but he may encounter serious consequences from the group in the event of a false testimony. A number of educators have expressed their discontent to Yemen Times at the behavior of the Security Authority since the pay-day date is widely known.