Former Al-Mahrah governor returns to his country following tribal protests condemning his ban from leaving Saudi Arabia

Former Al-Mahrah governor returns to his country following tribal protests condemning his ban from leaving Saudi Arabia


Former al-Mahra governor and current minister of State in the Yemeni government, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah bin Keda, returned to his country on Friday after tribal protests condemning his ban on leaving Saudi Arabia.

A source close to Minister Ben Keda told Al-Masdar online that the Saudi authorities allowed minister Ben Keda to leave the kingdom after months of staying there and preventing him from leaving, and returning him from Riyadh airport earlier.

Al-Mahara's tribes staged a protest on Tuesday, demanding that what he called the "travel ban" for minister Ben Keda be lifted and the protests followed by erecting an armed point to prevent the passage of any Saudi or loyalist forces from their areas.

Sultan Abdullah bin Issa Al-Afrar, chairman of the General Council of the Sons of al-Mahra and Socotra, warned of continues remaining of the  former Al-Mahrah governor Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah bin Keda under house arrest in the Saudi kingdom.

Since last year, al- Mahrah province has been in a state of tension over the rejection of tribal components of Saudi military presence in the province.


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