Kuwaiti Cleric released [Archives:2003/680/Local News]

October 27 2003

Sana'a, 26 Oct. _Yemeni authorities released last Friday a Kuwaiti cleric who was suspected for having links to al-Qaeda.
Jaber al-Jalahimah was detained at Sana'a International Airport for 24 hours while leaving Yemen as his name was suspected by the security authority, a Yemeni official said. He added that al-Jalahima was set free and his passport was returned to him and that he could stay or leave Yemen. A diplomat at the Kuwaiti embassy in Sana'a confirmed the release of al-Jalahimah, denying information about the reason of his arrest.
The Counter Terrorism Police arrested al-Jalahimah after he was on board a Qatar Airways flight and already granted exit visa. He was reported to be an extremist cleric and was already detained by police in Kuwait several times in the past.