NCICC discusses war crimes [Archives:2005/806/Local News]

January 10 2005

Members at the National Coalition of the International Criminal Court (NCICC) met on Thursday at the Sana'a International Hotel to discuss the case file of war and anti human criminals in the Middle East and Africa.

As many as 44 members and representatives from different civil society organizations attended the meeting after being invited by the Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights.

Mrs. Amal Basha Regional Coordinator of the International Criminal Court for the Arabian and Middle East reviewed the latest developments of the court procedures in respect of suspects of war and antihuman crimes in Congo and the North of Uganda.

She explained to the new members the tasks and specializations of the court.

The meeting came up with the formation of a committee to make a draft for the annual strategy of the coalition. The committee was formed of sex people, namely they are: Abdulbari Taher, Nabeela Al-Mofti, Khalil Al-Magalih, Ahmad Arman, Shakeeb Al-Hakimi and Abdullah Al-Saqqaf.

Members at the meeting called on Yemen to agree upon Rome Statute of International Criminal Court and to release the prison of opinion, Abdulkareem Al-Khaiwani. They emphasized that his imprisonment interferes with the democratic orientation of the country.

After the meeting was over, a number of the coalition members visited the Sana'a Central Prison for the sake of knowing about the conditions of prisoners.