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Shi’ite Houthi rebels man a checkpoint at the southern entrance to the city of Sanaa November 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Jeddah-Local authorities that are affiliated with Hadramaut’s legitimate government have resumed their work in courts and public prosecutor offices after one year of suspension due to being looted by al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

Hadramaut’s Governor Brigade Ahmed Saeed Bin Braik told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that this step ensures that the country is heading towards normalizing life, spreading justice and providing chances for those accused in different cases to defend their rights.

Braik said that this mission was among the priorities of the local authorities’ tasks since the liberalization of areas of Hadramout coast in April last year.

Braik inaugurated judicial work at the building housing Hadramaut’s appeals court in al-Makla city in Yemen that was equipped after being funded by Emirates Red Crescent.

Hadramaut’s Governor confirmed that those involved in terrorist acts arrested will receive a fair trial, stressing that the local authority has put so much efforts to create the appropriate atmosphere to work in the field of the judiciary and resume its activity after being suspended for more than a year now.

Braik urged members of the judiciary to perform their responsibilities and duties, to establish the values of fairness and equality, to decide on civilians’ issues and to facilitate the conduct of their transactions and the speed their completion.

Moreover, he also said that the local authority is ready to provide required security for members of judicial power, thus enabling them to carry on their duties in this crucial period Hadramaut is passing through.

He noted that they are cooperating with Arab Coalition to train judicial staff in the governorate during the coming period in order to develop their experience in this critical field.

In addition to that, President of Hadramaut’s Appeals Court Judge Sameer Shotah confirmed the importance of qualifying young legal staff in the governorate to support courts and hasten the establishing of a judiciary institute in Hadramaut.