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Cablegate: Proposed Yemeni Participants for President's

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UNCLAS SANAA 001349

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KJUS PHUM PREL DEMOCRATIC REFORM
SUBJECT: PROPOSED YEMENI PARTICIPANTS FOR PRESIDENT'S
PROPOSED MIDEAST REGIONAL JUSTICE FORUM

REF: A. SECSTATE 154149

B. SANAA 1236

1. (U) Per ref A, following are Embassy Sanaa's revised
suggestions of both government and private sector
participants for the MidEast Regional Justice Forum:

Dr. Adnan Omar al-Jafri
Minister of Justice
Newly-appointed to the cabinet (May 2003), professor of
international law at Aden University, and Member of Parliament

Judge Hamoud al-Hitar
Member, Supreme Court
Former Chairman of the Ulema ("religious scholar") Committee
to conduct dialogue to reform fundamentalist terror-related
detainees in 2002, considered one of the most moderate Yemeni
clerics, prominent reform and human rights activist, close
contact of Embassy, former IVP participant in the 1990s

Reem Tariq Abdullah
Lawyer, Aden
Maritime and commercial law practice, reform-minded female
lawyer, part of well-connected Yemeni family, former Humphrey
fellow

Jamal Adimi
Lawyer, Sanaa
Commercial law practice, high-profile director of the Forum
for Civil Society -- an active non-governmental organization
(NGO) engaged in human rights and rule of law reform, U.S.
educated (LL.M American University)

Judge Isaam al-Samawi
Head, Aden Court of Appeals
Young, fairly traditional judge, dedicated reformer
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