Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Jul 12, 2012 - 8:22:13 PM
The judiciary employees demonstrated on 60 Street in front of President Hadi’s home in Sana’a, on Tuesday and Wednesday, protesting injustice and accusing minister of justice of malpractices in dealing with their salaries and dues.
All judiciary administrative staff has been launching a strike that jammed courts and prosecution across Yemen demanding the ministry of justice to implement the agreement signed between protesting employees and ministry of justice on May 3, 2012.
The strike commenced on June 23 and the protesters threatened to escalate their strike until their demands are answered.
The state has allocated over 7.5 billion YR for increasing salaries of the judiciary staff and for improving their living standards, said a member of the syndicate of the judiciary employees.
“Five billion of amounts of money were distributed to the judges and the minister of Justice kept 1.5 billion to be allocated for people at the ministry of justice headquarters,” said the source.
He added that this 1.5 billion supposed to be allocated for the judiciary administrative staff in all the courts and prosecution offices across the country.
The syndicate rejected all reports published by some media that quoted the minister of Justice as saying that the agreement between the two parties was implemented.
The syndicate urged all judiciary employees to resume strike until the agreement is fully implemented, shouldering the responsibility on the Minister of Justice and the General Attorney for delaying the public cases in all courts of Yemen.
The Syndicate also called for organizing a sit-in in front of the president office on July 9 through 10, 2012.
Meanwhile the teachers syndicate announced solidarity with the judiciary staff and took part in the sit-in last Wednesday in Sana’a, threatening the take teachers to participate in the strike and sit-ins of the judiciary staff.
The protesters condemned the practices of the first armor brigade soldiers that disbursed the the participants in the sit-in by force
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