YEMEN Press Agency

Egyptian authorities to deport anti-UAE Yemeni writer

CAIRO, Sept. 23 (YPA) – The Egyptian authorities are seeking to deport the Yemeni writer and politician, Adel Al-Shujaa, who resides in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to city of Aden, south of Yemen, following his arrest against the backdrop of his political positions.

Al-Shujaa’s wife revealed Egypt’s intention to deport her husband to Aden city at the request of the Saudi-formed Presidency Leadership Council, led by Rashad Al-Alimi, and the coalition-backed government, days after his arrest.

Last Monday, the Egyptian authorities raided Al-Shujaa’s house and arrested him, affirming that this deportation would put her husband in danger, while his brother Abdel-Hafez reported what happened was the result of a report submitted by Al-Alimi to the Egyptian authorities.

Al-Shujaa, one of the leaders of the General People’s Congress Party loyal to the coalition, published a tweet on September 9 in which he said that the Prime Minister of the pro-coalition government, Maeen Abdulmalik, met with Israeli officials through officials from the Emirates, who promised Maeen to support him to remain in his position, in exchange for continuing to pass the deal to sell communications to the Emirati company (NX), which will be able to control the international communications gateway in the coalition-held areas of Yemen, in addition to the opportunities it will provide to Israeli intelligence regarding maritime and air traffic in Yemen.