Seven Yemenis Detained in Guantanamo [Archives:2002/04/Front Page]

January 21 2002

Well-informed sources disclosed that around seven Yemenis were among the al-Qaeda elements that had been arrested by Pakistani security and handed over to the US army in Afghanistan. Yemeni official sources said president Saleh asked his embassy officials in Cuba to visit the Yemeni prisoners and look after their conditions. The visit has been arranged with the Americans.
A Yemeni team of investigators was supposed to fly to Pakistan to take part in the interrogations with the Yemeni detainees. However, the visit was called off because the detainees were moved to Kandahar first and then to Guantanamo base in Cuba where they will be interrogated and tried.
Another Yemeni citizen was arrested in Bosnia and charged with having links to al-Qaeda. He, along with other five Algerians were acquitted by a court in Bosnia. But the government extradited them to the USA