Students demand performance of CMS or Exemption [Archives:2000/38/Front Page]

September 18 2000

Hundreds of students staged demonstrations in Hodeidah and Taiz last week demanding either be accepted to perform the Compulsory Military Service or be exempted. More than thousand students in Taiz demonstrated in the streets last Wednesday after their attempts to register for the military service were rejected. Meanwhile about 3000 of secondary school graduates staged a demonstration in Hodeidah holding banners saying: Either Military Service or Exemption. Demonstrators handed over a letter to Compulsory Military Service Office demanding an end to favoritism dominating practices of the office, cancellation of illegal fees.