Yemen’s government investigates possible violations against African refugees in Aden

African migrants sit in a deportation center in Aden, Yemen March 17, 2018. Picture taken March 17, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Yemen’s government investigates possible violations against African refugees in Aden

DUBAI: Yemen’s government has confirmed that it is investigating into possible human rights violations against African refugees in Aden, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement on Saturday that the government will not tolerate human rights violations and that it will hold the perpetrators accountable.
It added that an effective and ongoing cooperation with relevant international organizations is being held.
The Yemeni government stressed that Yemen has been and will remain a safe haven for refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa.


Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

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Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

CAIRO: The wife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces.
Shaymaa Afifi says Mustafa El-Nagar went missing on September 27 while traveling to the southern city of Aswan. She has sent a request to prosecutors asking for information about his whereabouts.
She says an unknown person informed her by telephone last week that police arrested her husband but gave her no further details.
An appeals court on Monday upheld El-Nagar’s conviction and three-year prison sentence for insulting the judiciary. He had been out on appeal.
Egypt’s Interior Ministry did not respond to requests for comment.
Rights groups say Egypt has forcibly disappeared people in recent years as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent.