Release of Abdulhafed Mujeb after being arrested yesterday; they questioned him if he worked for Qatar, went through his personal belongings and then released him and he is now in Hodeidah
Al-Atas was prime minister after Yemen was united and Ali Nasser was president of south before unity- both known figures of southern movement.
A thank you statement was issued by the late President Ali Nasser Mohammed and Prime Minister Haidar Abu Bakr Al-Atas regarding Friday, Loyalty to the South.
Text of the statement:
Oh youth revolution in Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Mukalah and in all the Squares of Freedom and Change in Yemen. Oh masses of our people that are protesing in the Freedom and Change Square by millions since 3 months ago demanding to overthrow Ali Abdullah Saleh's corrupted regime. We salute your steadfastness and patience in spite of all the violence, cruelty and murder that was practiced by the repressive regime against your peaceful revolution and legitimate protests; we salute the martyrs who died for freedom and change and we ask mercy for them from Allah Almighty. As we also ask for a fast recovery for all the injured and wounded and freedom for all detainees in prisons and detention cells of the fallen regime. Oh youth revolution, Oh masses of our people wherever you are, we salute you and appreciate your attitudees and solidarity on this day with your brothers in the south in this blessed Friday, that you called Friday: Loyalty to the South. These people who suffered and still are suffering of injustice and excessive cruelty and confiscation of their libery and their rights, and ruthlessness, murder and pursuit and arrest of its militants and the displacement of it's people and plunder its wealth and the liquidation of its acheivements and revolution since the war in summer of 1994 by Ali Saleh's regime. History will record that the southern and the percious sacrifices of people in the south since 2007; it was the one who began the flame that stretched into all the cities of Yemen in a youth revolution under one slogan, to overthrow the regime. This was before the start of the youth revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. This is how the Yemeni people united in the north and south under one goal to overthrow Ali Saleh's corrupted regime and his departure; united the people of Yemen from end to end to acoomplish this historical task. Your stand in solidarity today in Friday, Loyalty to the South means a lot. It means that you feel the suffering of your brothers in the south and what they are exposed to from oppression and injustice, it means that the suffering of our people in the south and north is the same facing the same injustice and cruelty that united in all arenas of Yemen to drop it and you, youth revolution will acheive it; in this historical even, you will celebrate victory soon. I hold you tightly and I applaud your patience and your determination and urge you to continue your great revolution in the same peaceful spirit that has stunned the world which views it with admiration and appreciation for a community that is described as tribal and armed and confess that the community is great, secure and wise.
Greetings to you,
President: Ali Nasser Mohammed
Prime Minister: Haidar Abu Bakr Al-Atas
Sana'a protesting http://youtu.be/o2NIqIIiB2s