YEMEN: STATE SECURITY COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE ON TWO SPIES
May 25, 2010: the Yemen state security appeals court upheld the death sentences of Abdel Karim Ali, 34, and Hani Ahmed Deen, 31, who were found guilty in March 2009 of providing Iran information and documents related to the Yemeni military and the countryâs president between 1997 and 2008.
The two claimed during their initial trial that they were forced to admit to the charges and signed confessions after torture.
The two convicts rejected the appeals court verdict and said they would bring their case to the Supreme Court.
The court in Sanaâa upheld the acquittal of a third man in the trial, Eskandar Abdullah Yousef, 58. (Sources: The National, 26/05/2010)