President Saleh orders halt to legal proceedings against al-Maqalih

TAIZ, May 20 (Saba)- President Ali Abdullah Saleh has issued a directive ordering a halt to legal proceedings against Mohammad al-Maqalih, a journalist and leading figure in the Yemeni Socialist Party. The order came on the occasion of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Unification Day of Yemen¸ state-run reported on Thursday. The directive stipulated halting current judicial proceedings against al-Maqalih and came several months after the president had ordered his release and pardon on other charges. In February, al-Maqalih appeared before a Sana’a court, charged with supporting the Huothi rebels in the far north of the country. YA Saba