Yemen embassy in Germany wants explanation on asylum seekers Monday, 06-November-2006 Arif Abu Hatim almotamar.net - SANAA- Yemen foreign affairs and expatriates minister Dr Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said Monday his ministry summoned senior officials in Yemen embassy in Berlin in the wake of its receiving of complint from the German foreign ministry. Dr. al-Qirbi said in a statement to almotamar.net the German foreign ministry asked the Yemeni embassy in Germany to deport Yemenis who had sought political asylum in Germany, claiming they are Somalis and have no travel ........s and entered the Yemeni territories illegally. The minister added the embassy asked the German foreign ministry to prove that the persons were carrying the Yemeni nationality before their deportation, a stance the germans considered as hindrance of their work. The minister added that that was the reason behind return of Mr. Ali al-Thawr, the Yemeni Consul in the city of Frankfurt and Mr. Mohammed al-Raeli, an official at the Yemeni embassy in Berlin. The German magazine Der Spiegel mentioned that al-Thawr and al-Raeli left Germany after a german investigation confirmed they had hindered deportation of Around 100 of persons seeking the right to asylum in Germany after the rejection of their requests The magazine indicated that the german authorities have eavesdropped telephone call of the Yemeni consulate in Frankfurt to obtain evidence against the two officials. The magazine added that a german government ........ accuses 29 countries, among them Egypt, China, Algeria, Cuba, Pakistan of hindering expulsion of their nationals by not providing them with valid identity ........s.