Abductions rife in lawless Yemen

Many tribes resort to ancient practice of kidnappings to settle disputes.

    The government of Yemen has had to deal with years of severe internal conflicts in the north and south, crippling it from implementing an effective legal system throughout the country.

    As a result, the people of Yemen have developed the practice of taking the law into their own hands.

    For numerous tribes - the ancient old method of abduction - especially of children - continues to be a common way to settle disputes among one another.

    Some Yemenis even accuse the government of being guilty of the same practice.

    Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports from San'aa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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