Yemen to try al Qaeda suspects released from Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] Six Yemen citizens, including four who have been released [JURIST report] from the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] will face stand trial in a special terrorism court on accusations of belonging to al Qaeda, according to a report in the September 26 [media website] newspaper. The four men released from Guantanamo have denied accusations of direct involvement with al Qaeda, but have admitted to forging travel documents and identification for al Qaeda operatives. Another of the suspects, Mohammed Hamdi al-Ahdal, is known as the number two al Qaeda operative in Yemen [JURIST news archive] and is thought to be one of the most active and dangerous al Qaeda operatives worldwide. Intelligence investigations have connected him to bombing attacks in Yemen and other terrorist plans which were aborted. During interrogations, al-Ahdal admitted to receiving large amounts of money from overseas sources and distributing it to families of al Qaeda prisoners and detainees at Guantanamo Bay. UPI has more.



 

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