Hadramout YSP Secretary General Arrested [Archives:1999/41/Local News]

October 11 1999

Mr. Hassan Ba Oum, YSP secretary general, Hadramout was arrested the day before yesterday in Al-Mukalla. Ba Oum’s lawyer, Dr. Mohammed Al-Miklafi said that the arrest was illegal because the allegation against Ba Oum, of organizing and leading the April 27th 1998 demonstration, infact, was a part of the general rights of freedom of opinion and speech. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Ba Oum was first summoned to the office of appeals on Oct. 4th 1999 though there was no subtantive charge against him. Two days later he was summoned again to the Al-Mukalla Primary Court.