A senior Yemeni lawyer Mohammad Naji Alaw has demanded President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi and Interior Minister Abdul-Qadir Qahtan to investigate repeated escapes of Al-Qaeda prisoners from Yemeni jails.
in remarks to Akhbar Alyawam Newspaper, Alaw accused some security services including intelligence services of standing behind the escaped of al-Qaeda inmates.
Yemen witnessed last week two escapes of al-Qaeda prisoners as ten prisoners escaped an Aden jail and 23 others managed to escape from a jail in port city of Hodeidah.
Alaw, who is also chief of Hood Organization for Rights and Freedoms, affirmed that the escapes of Al-Qaeda prisoners were pre-planned, pointing out that officials of the former regime were involved in facilitating the escape of Al-Qaeda inmates.
He called for forming judicial committees to investigate the subsequent escape incidents, stressing that those jails from which the prisoners escaped enjoy good protection and guard.
Alaw, who is a high-ranking leader of the Islamic Islah party, expressed concerns about the escapes, indicating that the officials of the jails have not never been investigated about the escape processes and how they were carried out.
He cited that about 80 Al-Qaeda prisoners previously escaped from a jail of Hadramout governorate and dozens others escaped from Aden and Sana'a in past years, emphasizing that no official was tried about such escapes.
"Abdul-Karim Al-Iryani (a veteran Yemeni politician) once said that Al-Qaeda is made up inside the Political Security (anintelligence service), this process is still ongoing, and these escapes are a part of that" he added.