Peer Reviewer 1:
The facts presented in the Reporter's Notebook are accurate and the issue tackled [corruption in the judiciary] represents an important aspect of corruption in Yemen.
Observations: 1. The case of Mohamed Saeed Al-Marqashi is described in a fair way; however, the death sentence against him was not delivered to his doorstep. The verdict was issued in 2004 and two years later he visited the prosecution to have a look at another case. There he was surprised to know that he was sentenced to death when an employer presented the verdict to him.
2. Bin Muayli was accused of giving false statements in order to get the Yemeni nationality and was also accused of forging his passport and ID. In 2007, the Specialized Penal Court sentenced him to seven years in prison and then deported him from Yemen. The ruling was approved by the Court of Appeals in early 2007.
3. Lastly, the Criminal Investigation Unit is officially known as the "Criminal Investigation Department."