Prisoner goes on food strike [Archives:2004/764/Local News]

August 16 2004

Ghaleb Abdullah Al-Zaidi, a prisoner of the Political Security, has gone on a hunger strike, well-informed sources told the Yemen Times.
Lawyer Mohammed Naji Allow said Al-Zaidi's health has started deteriorating and is at risk.
The authorities arrested Al-Zaidi one year ago following his meeting with the President when he, along with director of Sirwah District, was assigned to mediate with Abu Asem (Mohammed Al-Ahdal). The mediation failed.
The Hood organization has called, in more than one statement, for the transfer of prisoners charged with terrorist acts, or whatever, from the Political Security's prison to the Central Prison, but requests have fallen on deaf ears.