Sheikh al-Shaef & 20 followers arrested in Aden [Archives:2002/46/Local News]

November 11 2002

Security authorities in Aden are still holding for about two weeks Sheikh Naji bin Abdullah al-Shaef and twenty of his followers. The authorities had asked him to go there to discuss with him demands of Dahm tribes for the pieces of lands taken and annexed to Saudi territories in the wake of the Yemen-Saudi border demarcation agreement.
Last September Sheikh al-Shaef had massed up around twenty- thousand people from Dahm tribes following their destruction of some equipment used by the company entrusted with fixing border markings in al-Yatma area of al-Jawf governorate.