Yemeni Abyan Islamist Militants On Trial [Archives:1999/41/Front Page]

October 11 1999

ADEN: The hearing in the case of the Abyan Islamist Militants have resumed last week and continued with its session on Wednesday. The group is accused of setting up an armed gang and sabotage in main cities. Their leader, Zein Al-Mihdar had already been sentenced to death. The rest of the group members are being tried in absentia during this trial, which is being held in Jaar in the province of Abyan, where the incident took place, and where the group originated. 
It is worth mentioning that the incident of the murder of the 4 tourists that happened on December the 29th, had significantly decreased the number of tourists.