The Latest Buzz - 9 February, 2012
Published on 9 February 2012 in The Latest Buzz
- Hodeidah port employees closed the port’s gate and blocked the Jizan highway after being subjected to beating and shooting by the governorate’s security and thugs sent by influential figures.
- Citizens in Taiz marched in protest of the Syrian regime’s brutality. They chanted: “Where is the Arab dignity? Bashar is burning Syria.”
- The Minister of Youth and Sports issued a decree that a sports elections committee be formed per national coalition government regulations.
- Starting on February 8, the visiting doctor program at Hodeida’s Thawra Hospital will begin offering cosmetic surgery and treatment for burns, coordinated by the Taiba charity organization and funded by Al-Awn Development Foundation. The program is expected to provide surgery to at least 30 Yemenis with a limited income.
- Armed men in civilian clothes broke into the Immigration Authority offices on Tuesday and terrorized its staff. Workers at the offices were striking to demand an improvement in staff wages, as well the removal of corrupt officials.
- According to his media office, following the February 21 election, president-to-be Hadi will follow the Gulf Initiative’s implementation mechanism as an agenda.
- The Wafa Foundation for victims of the revolution filed a report which stated that 1,154 men have been killed by pro-Saleh armed men. Compensation needs were also included in the report, which will be passed on to the cabinet. A fund will be created by the cabinet to handle related grievances.
- The security director for Al-Mahwait fired the governorate’s traffic director after employees held a three-day strike in which they presented evidence of their director’s malpractice.
- Starting on Thursday, Yemenia Airlines is recommencing flights to Socotra Island in an attempt to reconnect the island’s people with the mainland, as well as to encourage tourism to the island.
- Twenty male and female religious leaders in Aden received a three-day training course on human rights and modern media to enable them to reach their audiences and convey international values and principles.