Executive Director of YODRDF complains about treatment at Hajjah Preliminary Court [Archives:2004/739/Local News]

May 20 2004

The attorney Jamal Mohamed al-Jaube, Executive Director of the Yemeni Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms, sent a letter to the Minister of Justice complaining about the illegal behaviour he encountered at noon on Wednesday May 5, 2004 at Hajjah Preliminary Court, involving the criminal judge of the court, Judge Hussein Hamoud Mohamed Al-Huthy. The attorney, as a practicing lawyer at the court and a representative of one party, claimed that he was not allowed to present his defense before the judge and he had to take verbal abuse from the judge inside the courtroom in front of the audience.
The attorney complained that he had to go through an illegal detention and abusive treatment by two policemen in the court and the personal guards of the judge.