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Yemen: Court Releases Militants Convicted in Plot Against US Ambassador

(Feb. 2, 2008) On Monday January 14, 2008, an appeals court in Yemen ordered the release of Hezam Ali Hassan and Khaled Saleh, after they had served more than three years in prison for attempting to kill the former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, Edmund Hall. In March 2006, the two men were sentenced to five […]

Yemen: Court Convicts Al-Qaeda Members

(Dec. 2, 2007) A Yemeni court with national security and terrorist jurisdiction convicted 34 suspects of membership in al-Qaeda and of planning to blow up oil installations in the provinces of Mareb and Hadramout during the month of September 2006. It sentenced them to prison terms of up to 15 years. (Yemen: 32 Convicted of […]

Yemen: Al-Qaeda Leader Turns Himself In

(Nov. 2, 2007) On October 16, 2007, Yemeni sources announced that Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaeda leader who is the mastermind behind the escape from a Yemen prison in February 2006 of 22 al-Qaeda detainees, had turned himself in to Yemeni authorities. The Yemeni judiciary convicted al-Badawi as one of those involved in the bombing of […]