Yemen Government Offers Reward for Opposition Arrest, Saba Says
Yemen’s government said it will give 3 million rials ($10,000) to anyone with information on members of the Joint Meeting Parties, a six-party opposition coalition, it alleges were involved in the bombing of oil pipelines and destruction of electricity stations, state-run Saba reported.
Mohammed Qahtan, a spokesman for the JMP, dismissed the accusations as “groundless” and “nonsense” and said the interior ministry is no longer legitimate given the country’s changing political landscape. Protesters have taken to the streets of Yemeni cities for four months to call for the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The interior ministry said 43 members of the opposition are accused of attacks on pipelines in the Ma’rib province, which caused power and fuel shortages across the country, according to Saba.
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