More Human Rights Violations [Archives:1999/08/Local News]

February 22 1999

Mr. Showqi Abdul-Raqeeb Al-Qadhi, a teacher, is still in the prison cells of the Political Security Office in Taiz. The man was invited to a friendly discussion on a few points with the PSO in Taiz, Colonel Faisal Al-Bahr in the morning of Thursday, February 18th. When he arrived, he was taken in and put in one of their underground cells for three days.
Friends say that Showqi, who is a preacher in one of the mosques in Taiz, is accused of strongly criticizing the authorities in one of his recent sermons.