RAY: Sanaa weekly, 25-8-98. [Archives:1998/35/Press Review]

August 31 1998

(League of the Sons of Yemen)
Main Headline:
1- The dead bodies of 14 Yemeni citizens were discovered in Saudi Arabia.
2- A Yemeni citizen is arrested in Nairobi, Kenya, in connection with the bomb explosion at the US embassy.
3- The Yemeni Organization for the Protection of Human Rights (based in Geneva) calls for protecting the life and property of Mr. Mohammed Omar Zain, RAY secretary general in Aden.
4- Union of Yemeni Writers calls on the Public Prosecutor to carry out the necessary legal measures in response to the arrest by the Political Security personnel of a leading RAY member and the search of his house.
5- An army colonel and his family were shot dead in a personal dispute.
Article Summary:
Bloody January
The UN special committee concerned with cases of missing persons in Yemen also concentrated on the possibility of closing the files of the bloody events of January, 1986 in Aden. Then rivals factions of the ruling Socialist Party attempted to settle their differences in a bloody confrontation. Compensating the families of the disappeared is on the agenda.
Those people who have gone missing 12 years ago are now presumed dead, and their families have become eligible of compensation and monthly pension.
The UN committee is dealing with cases of those who disappeared during the 1994 war, as well.