Lawyers appeal to Interior Minister [Archives:2003/662/Local News]

August 25 2003

The Yemeni Lawyers Association sent a letter last week to the Yemeni Interior Minister appealing to find and arrest armed men, who were disguised in military uniform. Those men had beaten up and threatened lawyer Mohammed Abdualragheeb al-Saqqaf, the Deputy of the Association. They also kidnapped him in his own car on 18 August on Zubairi St. in the heart of the capital Sanaa. The men took al-Saqqaf out of the capital on the road to Marib and after a while, they abandoned him in one of the highways.
“Nothing can be worse than having such gangsters practice the most brutal inhuman conducts and then simply go unpunished. The president has confirmed to his people that everyone who attacks and violates the security of others or does acts that could lead to instability will be penalized” the letter indicated.
The association's leadership insisted in the letter to have the culprits arrested and brought to justice based on the constitutional laws and regulations. They also stressed on the necessity to bring back the stolen car and its contents.