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This AI Yemen orignal full report Amnesty
International report on Yemen




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



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



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)



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.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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




ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه

و

ساظل احفر في الجدار
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او مت على صدر الجدار





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مشرف سابق
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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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Thanks


Thanks brother
I missed ya

مع




و



ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه

و

ساظل احفر في الجدار
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ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه







و



ظلام العالم كله لا يقهر شمعه

و

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






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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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