Almotamar.net - The Criminal Prosecution in Yemen has Sunday released the defendant Jabr al-Banaa after retaining him at the Prosecution Chief Office to bring a warranty of attending the court's sessions. The measure came after the defendant presented an appeals petition to the prosecution. Al-Banaa release took lace after he presented guarantee for his attending of the court sittings.
In the court sitting, chaired by Judge Mohammed al-Hakimi on Sunday for trying of 36 defendants accused of forming an armed gang for attacking oil installations in Marib, Aboud al-Wahishi, the representative for inheritors of the victim working in guarding the oil installation the soldier Saleh Mohammed al-Makhzumi, presented a suit of personal right but the lawyer Faez al-Hajouri rebutted of not accepting the law suit of the family before the appeals for it was not presented at the First Instance Court.
The court asked the defendants who have appealed the primary sentence about their appeal petitions, some of them presented them through their lawyers and other some asked for postponement to the next sitting.
The court then decided the postponement until the session of Sunday on 23 August 2008 and demanded some of the defendants to reply to the prosecution appeal. The court also decided to address the Lawyers Union to delegate lawyers to defend some of the defendants and any of other defendants who want and to allow the lawyers to meet the defendants after the session and also to visit them in prison.
The United Nations envoy for Yemen announced that the Riyadh's delegation had suspended its participation in the talks being held in Kuwait.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said the atmosphere of the peace talks during the past few days was "positive".
"We urge all the parties to engage in good faith and demonstrate wisdom in their participation in the talks, Yemenis are counting on them," he said.
He said all difficult issues should be discussed at the negotiating table in a transparent manner, "in order to reach a comprehensive agreement which will put an end to this kind of incidents."
Ahmed said the UN is in constant contact with the De-escalation and Coordination Committee (DCC), and through it with the local committees, to investigate and halt all breaches of the cessation of hostilities.
The envoy said he had communicated extensively with the Riyadh's delegation and met with the leaders of Ansarallah and the General People Congress (GPC) delegation, after which he had received assurances from the parties regarding their commitment to resolve the outstanding issues without convening joint sessions.
The Saudi aggression and its hirelings continued the ceasefire violations during the past few hours in a number of the provinces, a military official said on Monday.
The aggression’s mercenaries pounded with artillery the locations of the army and popular committees in Thubab city and tried to advance toward the Central Security camp in Taiz province, the official explained.
He said that a woman was shot dead by the mercenaries’ snipers in al-Duminah
The National delegation headed by Mohammed AbdulSalam and Aref al-Zoka met here on Monday with Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah.
In the meeting, al-Jarallah renewed his country's keenness to ensure the success of the talks and provide all facilities and overcome all difficulties that could face the talks.
He underlined the importance of succeeding the talks in order to end the suffering of the Yemeni people by stopping war, achieving peace and maintaining security, stability and unity of the country.
The members of the national delegation pointed out that the success of the peace talks would be a success of Yemen and Yemenis, stressing that the delegation would not leave Kuwait but a solution that leads to peace.
They reviewed the national delegation's vision of the general framework of the political and security solution which confirms their intention to end the Yemenis' suffering, stop the war and achieve peace and stability the country.
The Saudi aggression’s warplanes and warships continued to breach the ceasefire on Saturday in the provinces of Hodeidah, Taiz and Mareb, a military official said.
The official explained that the battleships of the Saudi aggression opened fire on the coastal city of Mocha in Taiz, while the surveillance planes continued flying in the sky of Thubab district and the western coast of Taiz.
The National delegation met on Thursday in Kuwait with eighteen ambassadors to Yemen.
During the meeting, the delegation members reviewed with the ambassadors the economic conditions in the country because of the aggression and the restrictions imposed on the Yemeni people, particularly obstructing ships movements, trade, transactions of the Central Bank of Yemen.
They stressed the need for a actual ceasefire and all military operations, affirming that Yemen needs an urgent political solution, taking into consideration the economic and security situations.
The national delegation stressed that after the 18 month-long aggression against Yemen, the other party cannot be recognized as legitimate regarding arms handover and the rest of procedural steps.
It is not difficult to form a consensual transitional government and it is possible to be agreed upon in principle, they said.
The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, has concluded his evaluative visit to the province of Sa’ada.
The UN official urged all warring parties to maintain their commitment to the cessation of hostilities and allowing unconditional access to humanitarian organizations.
McGoldrick also requested from the international community to increase the level of support provided to Yemen.
"It is not possible to stop the suffering in Yemen only through finding a political solution", he said, hoping to continue the cessation of hostilities to allow expanding the humanitarian activities and paving the way for peace.
McGoldrick met, during his visit, with Sa'ada Governor, the Executive Council of the province and local authorities in Al-Qutaber to discuss the need for increasing support in the areas of quartering, health and education.
He urged to maintain the health and educational facilities protected as neutral facilities during armed conflicts.
Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah received on Tuesday the national delegation headed by Mohamed Abdul-Salam and Aref al-Zoka.
In the meeting, al-Sabah confirmed his country's keenness on bringing peace in Yemen and reaching a peaceful solution, hoping that the peace talks in Kuwait will reach a comprehensive solution for the country.
The Emir of Kuwait stressed his keenness on stopping hostilities in Yemen, pointing that the efforts made by Kuwait aimed to succeed the talks.
For his part, Mohammed Abdulsalam affirmed the importance of the Kuwaiti role in bringing peace in Yemen, conforming the position of the national forces to find a just solution in Yemen.
The UN envoy to Yemen confirmed on Monday that the consensus of the participants in Yemeni peace talks held in Kuwait on bringing peace makes reaching a solution possible.
"There is no doubt that there are significant differences in views, but the consensus of the participants to bring peace makes it possible to reach a solution,” the UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement issued after the talks session Monday.
“There are only two options; either to continue the war or to consult and make concessions in order to achieve peace and all parties should assume responsibility for their decisions,” the UN envoy added.