Court sentences kidnappers [Archives:2006/998/Local News]

November 13 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 12 ) The Specialized Appeal Court upheld a preliminary court's verdict to imprison six men who kidnapped Italian tourists last March.

Naji Mohamed Saleh Al-Zaidi, his father Mohamed Saleh Al-Zaidi and his uncles Ali Saleh Al-Zaidi and Abed Saleh Al-Zaidi were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while Mere'y Al-Ameri and Hadi Al-Ameri will serve 10 and 5 years respectively.

The verdict was initially issued by a preliminary court in March. The appeal court shortened the sentence for one suspect and lengthened one other sentence.