Jarallah Omar commemorated [Archives:2005/804/Front Page]

January 6 2005

Mohammed bin Sallam
Two years after the assassination of former Yemen Socialist Party leader Jarallah Omar, opposition parties are demanding a re-investigation into his murder.

The call came during commemoration organized by the YSP at the Center for Research and Studies, in Sana'a, Dec. 30.

A number of opposition leaders, representatives of political organizations and parties, and many of Omar's relatives, friends and colleagues attended the celebration of his life.

During the gatherihng the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and the Yemeni Political Forces asked for the reinvestigation into the death of the Omar, who was also Assistant Secretary General of the YSP.

He was assassinated on Dec. 28 2002 during his participation in the 3rd General Conference of the Islah Party.

The Court of First Instance had earlier sentenced Ali Al-Sa'awani to death on September 14 last year for the assassination.

Ali Saleh Obad, Secretary General of YSP, warned in his speech of the coming danger threatening the Yemeni society as a whole.

He demanded a reconsideration of the official, economic and social policies to the extent that they amass money in the hands of corrupt forces.

He pointed out that Yemen's social disorder provides an environment for terrorist groups to thrive and recruit depressed youth who mistakenly think the solution to their troubles lies in terrorism.

Dr. Najeeb Ghanem, Head of Information Department of Islah, said: “The crime (of Omar's assassination) targeted the homeland.”

He said how necessary it is to eradicate violence and adopt the free election and the supremacy of discipline, law and justice.”