Abdul Qader Qahtan
|Intro||Yemeni jurist, security officer, and politician|
|Is||Politician Officer Jurist|
|Field||Law Military Politics|
|Birth||13 December 1952, Ta'izz, Ta'izz Governorate, Yemen|
Abdul Qader Qahtan (born 13 December 1952) is a Yemeni jurist, security officer and politician, who has been serving as interior minister since December 2011.
Early life and education
Qahtan was born in Taiz on 13 December 1952. He graduated from Yemeni Police College in 1976. Then he received a law degree in Sanaa in 1980. He also obtained a master's degree in law from Ain Shams University in Egypt in 1983. In addition, he holds a PhD in public law, which he received again from Ain Shams University in 1991.
Qahtan was a faculty member at Sanaa University from 1992 to 2011. He is also a career security officer with the rank of major general. He served as security manager of Taiz from 1992 to 1996. He was also Interpol commander in Sanaa. He later joined the Islah Party. He was appointed interior minister on 10 December 2011 to the cabinet led by prime minister Mohammad Salim Basindwah. He is one of the opposition group members in the cabinet.