AHMED AL-HAJ | Associated Press
Published — Saturday 22 December 2012
Last update 22 December 2012 11:17 pm
SANAA: Yemen’s state security court has sentenced three Al-Qaeda militants to up to six years in prison for planning attacks on security forces, foreign diplomatic missions and state institutions.
The court on yesterday gave the three militants between two and six years each. They have the right to appeal.
The judge also accused the three of running a training camp for Al-Qaeda in the southern Abyan province in 2011. He didn’t provide further details on the alleged targets.
The court released four others who had already spent about 18 months in detention. The militants earlier denied the charges.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has ordered trials for dozens of Al-Qaeda suspects held without charges for over a year.
Washington considers Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch as the militant group’s most dangerous.