Saturday, 1 May 2010

50 separatists wanted for murder and sabotage acts

By Nasser Arrabyee/01/05/2010

The Yemeni government published Saturday a list of 50 men saying they are wanted by the security authorities for charges of murders and sabotage acts in the south of the country.

The government also accused the main opposition parties of cooperating and encouraging those outlaws in the south and Al Houthi rebels in the north.

In an official statement, the government asked the leaders of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMPs), the coalition of the main opposition parties which includes the Islamists , Socialists and Nasserites, to hand over the 50 people who were behind violent acts in the south of the country where disgruntled groups demand separation.

The list of the 50 does not include the leaders of the separation movement such as Tarik Al Fadhli, or the two MPs Nasser Al Khubaji and Salah Al Shanfarah.

The government also asked the JMPs to obligate their "ally" Al Houthi to complete the implementation of the six conditions for ending the war in Sa'ada.

"The government demands the leaders of JMPs to talk with their allies, the separatists, saboteurs, and outlaws, in some districts of the southern and eastern provinces, for handing over the 50 men who perpetrated crimes punishable by law like blocking roads and murder of citizens," the statement said.

"The government also demands the leaders of JMPs to obligate their ally Al Houthi to implement the rest of the six conditions which includes, handing over the remaining detainees, military and civil equipments, full withdrawal from all check points and positions and mountains, not interfere in the local authorities affairs, and not obstruct the return of the displaced people," the statement said.

The names of the 50 men were published with certain charges for each one.

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