Another death threat in Yemen

Following the death threat to the head of al-Jazeera's bureau in Yemen, (the Islah party's website) reports that Naif al-Qanis, the spokesman of the Joint Meeting Parties (the opposition alliance) "was threatened on Thursday with killing by a caller who claimed that he was the president of the republic".

The website says al-Qanis informed the Interior Ministry of the threat, demanding to identify the caller and bring him to justice. "He also revealed that figures had met him and demanded him to resign from JMP; otherwise he would be killed by traffic incident."

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 31 July 2009