Yemen: Stop families suffering in the name of security

Yemen: Stop families suffering in the name of security

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Index Number: MDE 31/001/2004
Date Published: 9 June 2004
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, Yemen

A telephone call told the family of 18-year-old Najib al-Hijri that he was detained by political security forces in the city of Sana'a, Yemen. Yet, when they tried to visit him, they were told by officials that he was not there. Although Najib was eventually found, he still has no access to lawyers, and has no idea even of when his case will be heard. The impact on his family is immense.


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