Yemeni Interior Minister forms panel to investigate Aden murder

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-03-05 | Since 3 Month

Rafat Dombo'a

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In response to escalated protests seen by Aden for two successive days condemning the murder of a witness in pederasty, the Yemeni Interior Minister on Tuesday formed a committee to investigate the murder to absorb public rage.

The young man, Rafat Dombo'a, who had discovered the rape of a kid by security men months ago in Mo'ala District, was shot early on Friday by 6 armed men driving a military pickup, locals told Debriefer. "The young man died at an Aden hospital on Saturday of injuries he sustained one day before, triggering protests across the city."

The event has triggered demonstrations in southern port city of Aden, with protestors blocking main streets in two districts with stones and damaged wheels.

Ahmed al-Maysari, also deputy premier, decreed the formation of a panel tasked with detaining the personnel who shot Dombo'a, investigating the whole event and causes and reporting its results.

The committee started work on Tuesday and will report outcomes as soon as possible to the Interior Minister, said General Mohamed Musa'ed, head of the panel and deputy of interior minister.

The decree comes following criticism by activists on social media against the interior minister and commander of Aden security.

Trial of the accused in the pederasty lawsuit started last May, said local sources, but later the procedure stopped, before the sole witness was shot dead.

The three defendants are Ammar Jo'bol, 36-year married policeman, Moneef Naji, 29 bachelor policeman, and Saleh bin Saleh, 65-year-old retired agronomist.

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