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NDC representatives petition against Sheikh Ali Abdi Rabbo Awadi

Jun 06 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Yemen Post

A number of National Dialogue Conference representatives filed a petition against Sheikh Ali Abdi Rabbo Awadi, to see his membership revoked based on his alleged cover up of Khaled Mohammed al-Khatib and Hassan Jaafar Aman' s murder in May by the hand of his fellow tribesmen.
According to police reports both Khaled Mohammed al-Khatib and Hassan Jaafar Aman were gunned down by men belonging to Sheilh Awadi's clan, whom claimed activists and politicians immediately intervened in their favor by sheltering them from the authorities, thus preventing their arrest.

30 WITHDRAWALS AND REPLACEMENTS IN THE NATIONAL DIALOUGE

May 30 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Yemen Times

The Secretary General of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), which started over two months ago, announced that in total 30 people have withdrawn from the conference so far because of organizational and personal reasons.

Yaser Al-Ro’ini, deputy secretary general of the NDC, said all participating parties and groups are free to replace their NDC members, but it must be done according to procedure. 

Some parties replaced their members due to political disputes. 

SCER SAY PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED

May 22 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Yemen Times

SANA’A, May 19 – The Supreme Committee of Elections and Referendum (SCER) said as far as they are concerned parliamentary  elections will go ahead in February 2014 as stipulated by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative, the internationally brokered deal that handed power from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to current President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.  

Representatives from the SCER said the committee has been working overtime in order to meet the deadline.  

Cabinet meetings crippled for the fourth time

May 17 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Felix News Agency

The meeting of the National Reconciliation Government was crippled for the fourth time because of the absence of the Prime Minister, Mohammed Salem Basendwah, who navigates between Jordan and Egypt on non-official visits.
A source in the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said that it was scheduled for the government to hold the meeting this week but it faltered because of the absence of  Basendwah who is still visiting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on a non- official visit and also without the existence of a deputy to the Prime Minister.

Former President Saleh could run for the next presidential -Jamal Benomar-

May 10 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Yemen Post

UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, the very man who oversaw and helped shape Yemen political transition of power by ushering out former President Ali Abdullah Saleh from the the presidency in 2011 said in a television interview that the former president could in all legality run in the next presidential elections in 2014.

"There is no text which requires former President Saleh to give up the leadership of the General People's Congress ...

COURT IN SANA’A AND GENERAL ATTORNEY ORDER INVESTIGATIONS OF FORMER PRESIDENT SALEH AND COMPANY

Apr 28 2013
Yemen
Source: 
Yemen Times

SANA’A, April 28 — General Prosecutor Dr. Ali Al-Awash ordered on Sunday the investigation of former President Ali Abdulla Saleh, his son Ahmed Ali Abdulla Saleh, his brother Ali Saleh Al-Ahmar and affiliates.

They are accused of being responsible for the killing of five men who were part of a tribal mediation team killed during the uprising of 2011, which prosecutors are calling an “act of terrorism.”

Yemenis protest 'Saleh terrorism'

Sep 13 2012
Yemen
Source: 
Gulf Times

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Yemen’s capital yesterday to denounce violence a day after a failed attempt to assassinate the defence minister killed 12 people.
Protesters answering a call to demonstrate “against terrorism and assassinations” also slammed ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh whom they accuse of fuelling violence, and called for an end to his immunity from prosecution.
“Terrorism and Al Qaeda are Ali Saleh and his sons,” chanted demonstrators in the protest called by a group of activists from the Committee of Youth of the Peaceful Revolution.

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