Dozens of Aden’s citizens, carried out a protest today, to condemn the seizure of their lands by the Transitional Council militia.
Participants raised banners accusing the branch of the General Land Authority in Aden of plundering the rights of citizens in the (Umm al-Matar) scheme and the compensation scheme, located in the city of al-Shaab, in the Buraiqa District.
A statement issued by the protest said, “The State Land Authority has canceled their plans and lands that were purchased under sale and purchase contracts and according to judicial rulings, and it has disbursed them to others without right.”
The statement added that despite all the legal procedures that confirm the legitimacy of the landowners in the aforementioned scheme, the owners were surprised by the sale of their lands to the so-called Al-Halmi.
The statement accused the leadership of the branch of complicity in unlawfully extracting their ownership and granting it to others, despite the owners’ possession of documents and notarized contracts proving their ownership of the two units since 1998.
Aden, which is under the control of the Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council, is witnessing looting and seizure of state and citizens’ lands.