Islah Party vents anger at government [Archives:2005/879/Local News]

September 22 2005

SANA'A- Sept. 19- The Yemeni Islah Party's Shura Council concluded on Monday extraordinary cycle, coming up with a number of suggestions in its statement.

The council emphasized its rejection to the dose reforms recently carried out by the government giving the term of price reforms, which leave negative effects on the living standards of citizens.

The Shura Council held the government accountable for the negative consequences of price reforms and criticized the spread of financial and administrative corruption in the public facilities.

The supreme authority in the Islah Islamic Party called on all the national forces to adopt a comprehensive national project for rescuing the population from the tragic consequences of the government's policies.

The Shura Council issued a statement insisting on the improvement of education standards in different grades. It condemned the verdict issued against Sheikh Mohamed al-Moayayd and his aide Mohamed Zaid who are detained in the U.S. and called for exerting pressure on the government to make contacts with the U.S. authorities and employ a variety of means to secure release of the pair. The council considered the rulings issued against al-Moayad and his aide as politicized and based on al-Moayad's alleged support for the Palestinian issue, which is supported by all the Muslim regimes and populations.

According to the council, the Arab silence and the passive attitude on the part of the Arab regimes is an evident condemnation on both rulers and ruled in the Arab world.

The council discussed the false charges filed against Sheikh Abdulmajid al-Zindani by the U.S. administration and claimed the Yemeni government to take measure necessary for the protection of its people.

In its statement, the Shura Council asserted that al-Zindani's issue does not only concern the Islah Party, but all Arab and Muslim nations, since Sheikh Abdulmajid al-Zindani is one of the important Islamic personalities. It held the government accountable for defending al-Zindani taking into account that the government is constitutionally responsible for protecting its citizens.