Court Postpones Verdict of British  Terrorists Trial [Archives:1999/30/Local News]

July 26 1999

The verdict in the case of the eight British citizens facing terrorism charges had been delayed by the judge of the Primary Court of Aden on Thursday. In the previous sessions, the Prosecution had asked for the imposition of the maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Even though the Prosecutors indicated that there was no reason for delay, the defense lawyer stated that he expected the verdict to be announced on August 9. 
There were suspicions that the defendants’ confessions were extracted by force. On the other hand, the group’s leader had appealed the death sentenced issued on him by the court.