ADEN, March 1 A local Yemeni newspaper linked to
southern separatists said on Saturday it was back in print after
being prevented from publishing by the authorities a week ago.
Yemeni authorities blocked the Aden al-Ghad newspaper from
print at a government-owned press in the port city on Feb. 23 in
a move that led to a protest.
The Saturday edition of the newspaper has been distributed
after being printed in a privately-owned printing house, the
editors of the newspaper said in a statement.
Officials at the 14 October Printing and Publishing house
refused to print last Sunday's edition, saying they were
implementing instructions from senior officials in the capital.
Aden al-Ghad reflects the views of Southern Herak, the main
group demanding the restoration of the state that merged with
North Yemen in 1990.
The newspaper began publishing after southern activists set
up Herak in 2007 to push for independence.
In the statement on Saturday, the paper said it would
continue along the same editorial line it had adopted despite
threats it had received.
The paper had said its editor had been assaulted hours
before it was prevented from going to press last week at a
security checkpoint in Aden.
(Reporting By Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing By Maha El Dahan,
editing by David Evans)