Court jails Al-Qaeda suspect [Archives:2006/943/Local News]

May 4 2006

SANA'A, May 3 ) State Security Specialized Penal Court (SSSPC) sentenced Mohammad Hamdi Al-Ahdal, a senior Al-Qaeda suspect to 37 months Wednesday. Al-Ahdal who is considered Al-Qaeda second-in-command in Yemen was charged with forming an armed band, financing Al-Qaeda militants and being involved in the deaths of 18 Yemeni soldiers. “Alahdal was convicted of collecting funds and distributing them to a number of people accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda””. Judge Najib Al-Qaderi said.

The 35-year-old Al-Ahdal