YEMEN. COURT APPROVES DEATH PENALTY
May 31, 2008: the State Specialized Appeals Court in Yemen approved the death penalty against the number one convicted in a 36-member group called "First Sana'a Cell" in Sa'ada.
The court convicted Ibrahim Mohammed Sharafaddin of forming an armed group, attacking political officials and security officers and planning to attack US Embassy in Sana'a and assassinating former US Ambassador to Yemen.
The court sentenced others from three to eights years in jail and acquitted others. A primary court gave the cell's members sentences of death penalty, imprisonment and quittance in November 22, 2006. (Sources: NewsYemen.net, 31/05/2008)