Judges Referred to Prosecutor [Archives:1997/39/Local News]

September 29 1997

The Supreme Judicial Council ahs recently lifted immunity off a number judges, and referred them to the Public Funds court in Sana’a. It is alleged that the judges are accused of negligence and a number of other violations. This is the first incidence of its kind in Yemen. Judges are usually highly venerated by society. It is hoped that this will be a first step towards combatting corruption among the judiciary and other official organs.