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  1. AlBOSS

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    My dear friends

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    This AI Yemen orignal full report Amnesty
    International report on Yemen

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    Amnesty International
    Yemen
    Hundreds of people were killed, including many who may have
    been killed unlawfully, during armed clashes between security
    forces and political opponents in Sa’da Province. Hundreds of
    people were arrested and most of those detained from previous
    years remained held without charge or trial. In the rare instances
    where detainees were brought to trial, the proceedings
    invariably failed to meet international standards.
    There were increase punitive measures against journalists
    and restrictions on press freedom

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    The government continued to forcibly return people to countries
    where they were at risk of human rights violations. There were
    reports of torture or ill-treatment. The punishment of flogging
    continued tobe imposed by courts and carried out. Women’s
    organizations continued to campaign against discrimination and
    violence against women. At least six people were executed and
    scores possibly hundreds, remained under sentence of death

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    Background

    Governmental and non-governmental human rights conferences
    and workshops were held in Yemen, raising the profile of human
    rights. They included the intergovernmental “Sana’a Regional
    Conference on Human Rights and the Role of the International Criminal
    Court” and the conference “Human Rights for All”, which
    was organized by AI and HOOD, a local non-governmental
    organization (see Middle East/North Afric Regional
    Overview 2004)

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    However, the human rights situation, already gravely affected by
    the government’s pursuit of the “war on terror” with disregard
    for the rule of law, was exacerbated by armed clashes in Sa’da Province
    between security forces and followers of the late Hussain Badr al-Din
    al-Huthi, a cleric from the Zaidi community.

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    In August the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour granted refugees
    the right to work. Tens of thousands of refugees from countries including
    Somalia and Ethiopia had been living in Yemen as refugees for years
    without the right to seek employment

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    Killings in Sa’da Province

    In June violence erupted in Sa’da Province between security
    forces and followers of Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi. Tensions
    between the government and Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi
    protests by the latter’s followers before and during the US-led
    invasion of Iraq in 2003.began with
    After the war, the followers carried on the protests after Friday
    prayers every week outside mosques, particularly the Grand
    Mosque in Sana’a, during which they shouted anti-US and Israeli slogans
    The protests were invariably followed by arrests and detentions
    (see below). In June the government called on Hussain Badr
    al-Din al-Huthi to surrender. When he refused the tension escalated
    into armed clashes, which lasted until September when government
    officials announced the death of Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi

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    Hundreds of people were killed during the clashes. Security forces
    reportedly used heavy weaponry, including helicopter gunships
    Exact details about the killings were not available as the security
    forces denied journalists access to Sa’da, but in at least one case
    a helicopter gunship reportedly attacked civilian targets and a number
    of people were killed. Excessive use of force and extrajudicial killings
    may have been the main or contributory factors behind the death toll
    Reports indicated that children were among the dead. AI called for
    an investigation into the killing of civilians but no such investigation
    was known to have been initiated by the end of the year

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    Mass arrests and detention without charge or trial

    Hundreds of people were arrested during the year and hundreds
    detained from previous years remained held without charge
    or trial. They included followers of Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi and
    people arrested in the context of the “war on terror

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    Up to 250 followers of Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi were reportedly
    arrested in January alone. Hundreds more were arrested in
    subsequent months, particularly after the clashes in Sa’da. They
    included children as young as 11. Many of those detained were said
    to have not been involved in violent activities Adil Shalli was
    arrested after reportedly circulating a statement opposing the
    government’s military action against followers of Hussain
    Badr al-Din al-Huthi

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    With the exception of a few cases such as that of Judge Muhammad
    Ali Luqman, who was accused of supporting Hussain Badr al-Din
    al-Huthi and subsequently tried and sentenced to 10 years’
    imprisonment the remaining hundreds of detainees
    continued to be held without charge or trial. None was
    allowed access to legal assistance

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    No details about those arrested in connection with the “war on terror” were
    available, but they included at least 17 people who had been returned
    to Yemen from abroadWalid Muhammad Shahir al-Qadasi, a 24-year-old
    Yemeni national who had been detained in Guantánamo Bay
    Cuba, since 2002, was returned to Yemen in April and immediately
    arrested. Eleven days after his arrival in the Political Security prison
    he told AI that his family had not been informed of his arrival in Yemen
    and that he had been given no access to a lawyer or a judge. It
    was not known if he remained held at the end of the year

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    Over 100 of those held from previous years in connection with the
    “war on terror” were released, but up to 200 remained in detention
    without charge or trial. Those freed were reportedly released after
    agreeing to engage in religious dialogue with Islamic figures and
    signing a pledge that they had renounced their “extremist” views
    However, they remained under restrictions. For example, some were
    required to report regularly to police, stay near their homes and only
    contact journalists with the permission of the security forces

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    Targeting of journalists

    There were increased punitive measures against journalists
    including imprisonment, detentions, fines and suspended
    prison sentences.Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani, editor-in-chief of al-
    Shura, the weekly publication of the opposition Union of Popular Forces
    was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in September by a court in
    Sana’a. He was accused of supporting Hussain Badr al-Din al-Huthi
    Al-Shura was also closed down for six months. An appeal hearing
    was scheduled for December but was delayed Saeed Thabet,
    a Yemeni correspondent for a London-based news agency, was detained
    in March for a week after reporting that the Yemeni President’s son
    had been shot. The alleged shooting was denied by officials. In April a
    court imposed a fine and suspended him from working as a journalist
    for six months In late December, four men, including Abdul
    Wahid Hawash and Abdul Jabbar Saad, respectively editor and journalist
    for Al-Ehyaa Al-Araby newspaper, received suspended prison terms
    of between four and six months after writing and publishing articles
    reportedly criticizing Saudi Arabia

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    Unfair trials

    Three men were sentenced to death and 18 others received
    prison terms after two lengthy trials which fell short of international
    standards of fairness. Both trials suffered numerous delays. Defence
    lawyers were initially prevented from reading relevant documents and
    could only speak to their clients during court hearings, and not in
    private Subsequently, some of the lawyers withdrew from the defence
    team stating that the accused could not receive a fair trial

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    Hizam Saleh Megalli was sentenced to death on 28 August in
    Sana’a in connection with the bombing of the Limburg, a French
    oil tanker, in October 2002. Fourteen other men, including one tried
    in absentia, were sentenced to between three and 10 years’
    imprisonment for the attack on the Limburg, a shooting incident
    involving an aircraft belonging to the US company Hunt Oil, and an
    assassination attempt. All lodged appeals which were pending at the
    end of the year

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    Jamal Mohammed al-Badawi was sentenced to death on 29 September
    in Sana’a in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in October
    2000. Abd Al Rahim al-Nashiri, who was tried in absentia, was also
    sentenced to death. He remained in custody in the USA at the end of the year
    Four other men were sentenced to prison terms of between five and 10
    years. All lodged appeals which were pending at the end of the year

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    Forcible returns

    The government continued to forcibly return people to countries
    where they were at risk of human rights violations. Those returned
    during the year included 15 Egyptians who had been detained in
    Yemen since 2001. Among them were Dr Sayyid ‘Abd al-Aziz Imam
    al-Sharif on whose behalf AI had issued an appeal in February 2002
    urging the Yemeni government not to return him to Egypt, and Uthman
    al-Samman and Muhammed ‘Abd al-Aziz al-Gamal, who had been sentenced
    to death by a military court in Egypt in 1994 and 1999 respectively
    All were returned in February in exchange for the forcible return
    to Yemen of Colonel Ahmed Salem Obeid, Former Deputy Minister
    for Defence in the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, who had been
    living in Egypt since fleeing the civil war in Yemen in 1994. After his
    return he was detained in secret until May when he was released without
    charge or trial. The fate and whereabouts of the 15 Egyptians were not
    known to AI and were also said not to be known to their families and friends

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    Update: ‘Abd al-Salam al-Hiyla

    Abd al-Salam al-Hiyla, a 32-year-old Yemeni businessman and former
    high-ranking officer in the Yemeni Political Security, travelled to Egypt
    on a business trip in September 2002 but did not return. His family only
    learned about his whereabouts in October 2004 when they received
    information that he was being held in Kabul and then Bagram in
    Afghanistan. They subsequently received a letter through the International
    Committee of the Red Cross informing them that he had been
    transferred to Guantánamo Bay

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    Torture

    Torture and ill-treatment continued to be reported. Flogging
    continued to be imposed and carried out in public for a number of
    offences, including for the consumption of alcohol, for slander and for
    sexual offencesJournalist Muhammed al-Qiri was beaten around
    the face when he was arrested by security forces outside the Grand
    Mosque on 26 March for photographing arrests. During interrogation
    he was reportedly blindfolded, told to stand facing a wall with his
    hands raised over his head, insulted and threatened with further
    beatings. His head was also reportedly smashed into an iron bar
    He was released the following morning on condition that he would not
    photograph arrests in future. No investigation was known to have been
    carried out into the allegations

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    In June, 14 suspects in the Limburg trial (see above) told the
    court they had been tortured by intelligence officers in pre-trial detention
    One of the men reportedly shouted out during the trial proceedings that
    some of them had received electric shocks. The court ordered an
    investigation into the allegations. There was no further information
    by the end of the year

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    Discrimination and violence against women

    Women’s organizations continued to campaign against the many
    forms of discrimination facing women and violence against women
    In January the Justice Minister announced that female judges
    would be appointed as heads of the juvenile courts. In September
    the Ministry of Local Administration began a training programme
    for women to increase their participation in local administration
    The National Women’s Committee announced that its aim was
    to ensure that women made up 30 per cent of all elected and
    unelected bodies including parliament, the Shura Council
    ministries and the diplomatic corps. The Head of the Committee
    said that proposals to modify some laws that discriminated against
    women were awaiting parliamentary approval

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    In September women leaders in the three main political parties
    called for a quota system for women in the next parliamentary elections. In December “Women’s Political Empowerment is a necessary step
    for Political Reform in the Arab World”, a conference organized by
    the Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights under the patronage of the
    Minister of Human Rights, was held. Delegates reportedly requested
    that the election law be amended temporarily to give women a
    30 per cent quota of parliamentary seats until at least 2010

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    Death penalty

    Death sentences continued to be passed and at least six people
    were executed. Up to hundreds of people may have remained under
    sentence of deathIn August the death sentence against Fuad ‘Ali
    Mohsen al-Shahari, who had been convicted of murder in 1996, was
    referred back to the Supreme Court by the President for review
    In March the Supreme Court had upheld the sentence. Fuad al-Shahari
    had reportedly been tortured and ill-treated to force a confession\
    He was at risk of imminent executionNabil al-Mankali, a Spanish national
    remained under sentence of death. The sentence had been ratified by
    the President in September 2003. He was at risk of imminent execution.
    Layla Radman ‘A’esh, a Yemeni woman sentenced to death by
    stoning for adultery in 2000, was released in March



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    ساظل احفر في الجدار
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    او مت على صدر الجدار

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  3. العسيب

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    in fact brother its ' full of shame
    what do we can say every day we r' comming down and down

    even brother

    The level of education in Yemen is among the lowest in the world, and most Yemenis (according to 1997 statistics) are illiterate. Less than 53% of school-age students actually go to school, and about 47% of those are often truant. The figures are markedly different for girls: only 40% go to school. As the Minister of Education desperately says "We need 23 years to eradicated illiteracy in our country."On the other hand, the image is not so shiny for this year. Analysts suggest that the number of students is expected to decrease this year because of the high fees of schools, especially private ones which seem to be allocated for rich students only.

    It is worth mentioning that the results of the latest secondary exams have consequently lead to the graduation of more than 80% of the students. However, many graduates complain that high Sana'a University fees are causing them difficulty, in applying for the university. On the other hand, private universities are not preferred by students because of their high fees and -in most cases- a lower quality in teaching.


    with all my love to you brother
    and its' really very nice to here from you brother
    and alhmdallah ala alslamah
    thanks for the nice subject


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  5. AlBOSS

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    Thanks


    Thanks brother
    I missed ya

    مع

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    ساظل احفر في الجدار
    فاما فتحت ثغرة للنور
    او مت على صدر الجدار

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  7. AlBOSS

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    ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه




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    ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه

    و

    ساظل احفر في الجدار
    فاما فتحت ثغرة للنور
    او مت على صدر الجدار

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  9. arabi_always

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    Dear Al-BIG BOSS.....................................my regards to you.
    i did not read the report oz i totally know what is in there. ..... it is my country after all. it is unfortunate to see all these wild actions in my country but what to do.
    Allah ya 3eeeeeen
     

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