Yemeni commits suicide [Archives:2004/717/Local News]

March 4 2004

Abdulkhaleq Al-Haify, 60 years old, from Al-Aroug, Taiz city, burned himself to death using gas because he felt stupid and frustrated after attempting to prevent sons of Shaif Qassem, his neighbor, building a disputed wall. Efforts were made to treat him at the Republic Hospital in Taiz, but to no avail. The man had filed a case at the Housing and Public Works Office in Taiz but the decision came in favor of his adversaries, who were able to build the wall.
The Public Works Office in Taiz, chaired by Mr. Mansour Al-Alwe, is to investigate the suicide to determine whether there are other actual motives.