More courses for policemen on human rights [Archives:2005/852/Local News]

June 20 2005

The third course for policemen on human rights was concluded last Wednesday at Mercure Aden Hotel in the city of Aden. It was organized by the Hurman Rights and Information Training Center (HRITC) jointly with the UNDP, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Human Rights and was funded by the British Embassy.

At the closing ceremony, Mr. Abdul-Karim Shaif, Local Council's Secretary General, delivered a speech underscoring the importance of the course. He hoped that participants would put into practice the instructions and information.

“We are looking forward to your observing and applying human rights standards as well as the rights of prisoners and detainees,” said he.

Izzaddin al-Asbahi, HRITC Director, stated that defending human rights require first of all the dissemination of awareness and belief in these values. “The issue of human rights is the concern of the whole society which should be undertaken by all people in governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the media,” he added.

He called on the police participants to embody the values and concepts they gained.

The closing ceremony was attended by Ahmed al-Dhula'i, Assistant Deputy Governor, Brig. Abdullah Qairan, Aden Security Commander, and a number of officials and interested people.

The course had kicked off on June 13 involving some 40 policemen from Aden, Abyan, and Lahj provinces. This course is to be followed by 6 others in different places in the country aiming to train over 350 police officers.