US Embassy Brings State Department Human Report to Public Debate [Archives:1999/12/Local News]

March 22 1999

Ms. Angela Dickey, Political Officer at the US Embassy in Sanaa told the Yemen Times that she is inviting Yemeni human rights activists and other relevant persons to an open debate. The discussions will focus on the recent report by the US State Department on human rights conditions in Yemen. 
The USIS office has meanwhile issued invitations for the same purpose. The debate will start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2rd, 1999. It will be at the Sheba Towers Hotel close to the Sheba (Saba) circle. 
The report has been fairly critical of the deterioration of conditions in Yemen, and reported many violations in the country. Needless to say, the Yemeni authorities are neither happy with the report, nor with the debate.