Yemen Times Editor to Radio Canada “Sometimes Kidnapping has something to do with the needs of the Tribes” [Archives:2000/14/Local News]

April 3 2000

In an interview with Radio Canada International, Chief Editor of the Yemen Times, Mr. Walid Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf highlighted the importance of NGOs for the Yemeni society. However, he expressed his sadness for some of the NGOs that serve materialistic purposes.
In an answer to a question about the kidnapping incidents, Mr Walid said that they were a result of various causes such as; drawing attention of the government to some of the districts’ needs of essential services, pressuring the government to release imprisoned figures and others.
About the democratic experience in Yemen, he said that it is improving day after day.