Yemen jails six over embassy attack plots

[JURIST] A Yemeni court on Monday sentenced six men to jail for planning to blow up the British and Italian embassies and the French cultural center in Sanaa. The six men, believed to be members of al Qaeda, received sentences of three months to four years in prison. Two other men were acquitted. Yemen has captured and sentenced several al Qaeda followers in the years since the September 11 attacks, including those behind the USS Cole attack [JURIST report] and the 2002 attack on a French supertanker [BBC report]. RTE has more.



 

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