YEMEN: MASTERMIND IN ADEN BLAST GIVEN DEATH SENTENCE
December 11, 2010: the Aden Specialized Criminal Court in Yemen sentenced Faris Abdullah Saleh to death for masterminding the bombing of the cityâs Al-Wahda Stadium in October, according to a statement on the Yemeni Defense Ministry website.
The sentencing sparked protests in the southern town of Dalea, where hundreds took to the streets and blocked traffic.
The attack was blamed on the Southern Movement, which is fighting for independence and increased autonomy for the south. (Sources: Arab News, 11/12/2010)