Yemeni Exiled Opposition Leader Barred from Phoning Party's Meeting

Published May 30th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Yemeni authorities have prevented an exiled party leader living in London from addressing his supporters by telephone, his party said Tuesday. 

Abderrahman al-Jifri, leader of the League of the Sons of Yemen, was to address party members gathered in the southern city of Aden on Monday. 

"Police prevented the address from taking place and arrested two members of the party who had hung up portraits" of Jifri, the League said in a statement, denouncing state "repression". 

It said the event was organized for the 10th anniversary of the unification of the former North and South Yemen. 

Jifri is among 16 opposition figures condemned to death in absentia for having led a southern secession bid, which northern troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh crushed in a 1994 civil war - LONDON (AFP) 

 

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