Court orders to arrest senior policeman for torture in Yemen
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 28 / Trend A. Isgandarov/
A Yemeni court has ordered the arrest of a regional security chief over alleged involvement in the torturing of an anti-government protester to death, dpa reported.
Abdullah Qeeran, police chief of the southern province of Taiz, was also barred from leaving the country.
The court also ordered the arrest of a second policeman in the same case, which it said occurred in June 2010, according to the report.
It neither named nor identified the rank of the second accused.
The opposition have accused Brigadier Qeeran of using violence in quelling protests against the government of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Taiz has recently seen violent clashes between government troops and anti-Saleh tribal forces.
Since February, millions of Yemenis have been demanding the ouster of Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years. Yemeni security forces use their weapons to disperse the anti-government actions.