Doors closed due to Danish cartoons [Archives:2006/1004/Local News]

December 4 2006

Red sealing wax covers the door to Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper marking the forced closure by the public prosecution.

The closure is the result of the court's decision last week whereby the newspaper will not be printed for one year as punishment for republishing the Danish cartoons.

Under the same verdict the prosecution arrested Al-Rai Al-Aam's Editor in Chief Kamal Ali Al-Aalafi – he was released on bail by the Attorney General last week.

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate's Council appealed to the President Saleh to close the case file of the papers that published the Danish cartoons and demanded to quickly close the claims file citing false and unjust action against Alhuriah newspaper, the Yemen Observer and especially the independent Al-Rai Al-Aam newspaper.

“It has been a hasty