The Case of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf’s Death Began Last Saturday THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH IS ON [Archives:1999/27/Front Page]

July 5 1999

Two days ago, the first hearings in the case of the death of  Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf were held in the traffic court in the municipality of Sanaa. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf was killed in a tragic car accident in Hadda Street on the 2nd of June 1999. The case started with the presence of the driver of the car that hit Dr. Saqqaf, Samir Ahmed Al-Sirri, his father, Dr. Ahmed Al-Sirri, the sons of the late Dr. Al-Saqqaf, Walid and Raydan Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, along with their lawyer Mohamed Naji Allaw. 
The session started with the normal commencement proceedings of the case and began the preliminary questioning of the driver and his father. The Prosecutor requested the full legal punishment for the driver for speeding and driving without a driving license, which lead to the unfortunate death of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf. 
Afterwards, the lawyer of the heirs of the deceased indicated that the investigation by the prosecution was still far from complete, as many questions still remain to be answered. After completing his statement, Mr. Allaw requested the court to compel the prosecution to undertake a thorough investigation to cover all the missing elements that would enable the Court to arrive at a just ruling on the case. 
The text of the Mr. Allaw’s statement is on law and diplomacy page. 
The attorney requested that he be allowed to meet with the driver to discuss this issue, but the court refused, based on the legal premise that such a thing can only happen after all the missing elements in the investigation have been cleared up. The father of the driver, Dr. Ahmed Al-Sirri, then requested some time to find a good lawyer to study the case. Consequently, the case was postponed until the 18th of July 99. Until the next session, the driver will stay in prison, and the car will remain held in police custody.