Armed men storm Parliament
[Yemen Post] Armed men affiliated to members of parliament Mohahmad al-Shaif and Azeez Bin Sagheer stormed on Monday the parliament's court and entered to its hall.
Eyewitnesses affirmed that guards surrounding al-Shaif stormed the parliament's hall, pointing out that the parliament's guards welcomed al-Shaif and his guards and allowed them to enter without any resistance.
Yemeni analysts said this event aimed to provoke turmoil, describing it as a crime, singling out that this reaction of Al-Shaif came after government documents showed last week that al-Shaif still refuses to settle millions of Yemeni rials as fees of electricity services. Al-Shaif and Bin Sagheer are among the most loyal tribal leaders to the former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
Last year, militias of Bin Sagheer engaged in fight to the side of Saleh against followers of Hashid's tribal leader, Sadeq al-Ahmar, in Al-Hasabah and Sufan areas of the capital Sana'a.
Yemen's government previously demanded to revoke immunity of the member of Al-Shaif on ground of insulting Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa and threatening Finance Minster Sakhr Al-Wajih.
Al-Shaif who is a big shot of the General People threatened Al-Wajih with beating, saying that he did not recognize the Yemeni government and describing its members as toys.
Members of parliament expressed sorrow about insults used by Al-Shaif, pointing out that some sides seek to break down reconciliation reached by Yemenis and ignite conflict.
While tribal leaders in Yemen are accused of committing violations, abusing people, breaching laws, imposing tributes and looting lands, they receive monthly salaries and other privileges from the government and even from foreign countries.
Posted by: Fred