Yemen Moves to Dismiss or Discipline 120 Judges and Prosecutors
The Yemeni government has referred 60 judges and prosecutors to a disciplinary council, and submitted the names of another 60 to the higher Judiciary Council to endorse their dismissal, according to the Saudi daily Al Khabar.
The moves are part of an overall campaign to reform the country’s judicial system.
Al Khabar cited Yemeni Justice Minister Ahmed Akabat as saying that special investigative committees, which were recently formed under the campaign, had uncovered 30 violations of the law by judges, and 30 others by prosecutors.
The minister confirmed that the alleged violators would be sent to councils for decisions on disciplinary action.
Akabat added that the cases of more than 60 violators had been presented to the disciplinary council, and that a resolution to dismiss them would be released at the first meeting of the higher Judiciary Council.
The council is headed by President Ali Abdulla Saleh - Albawaba.com