Release of British prisoners from Aden jail expected [Archives:2003/694/Local News]

December 15 2003

Ridhwan Al-Saqqaf
Aden, Dec 13 – Official sources revealed that the four Brits currently in custody in the city of Aden are expected to be released soon after completing their imprisonment sentences, which varied from 4 to 7 years.
The British prisoners were accused of planning terrorist attacks against sensitive sites in the country including hotels, governmental buildings, etc. They were arrested in 1998 and put to trial in Aden despite pressure from UK authorities to have them released.
Among those expected to be released are Malek Naser Harara, Mohsin Ghailan, Sarmand Ahmed, and Shahid Bat.
Last year Mohamed Mustafa Kamel was also released after completing his jail sentence.