Somali Family Attacked [Archives:2001/41/Local News]

October 8 2001

Last Friday, two people from the Quraish residential quarter in Sana’a pretended to be agents for the Political Security Police, and burst into a house belonging to a Somali family, stealing all the family’s money and gold. A source from Quraish quarter said that the thieves were masked and were incited by an old man to commit the act. The crime is clearly a violation of human rights and the Geneva International Convention, which was ratified by Yemen in 1951. We hope that the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will follow up the case with other concerned authorities.