After years of being detained. Court in Mukalla release 18 detainees on charges of belonging to armed organization

After years of being detained. Court in Mukalla release 18 detainees on charges of belonging to armed organization


The Criminal Court, in the city of Mukalla, the center of Hadramaut province, eastern Yemen, on Thursday acquitted 18 of the 64 detainees held in a UAE-supervised prison at Al Rayyan International Airport.

A source close to the detainees' families told Al-Masdar  Online that the president of the Criminal Court of the First Criminal Court in Mukalla, Judge Saad Mohammed Al-Yazidi, acquitted 18 detainees in connection with cases related to belonging to extremist armed groups "al-Qaeda".

The source stated that the remaining detainees were sentenced to one to three years' imprisonment on the same charge.

Dozens of detainees were detained in Al-Mukalla central prison by the Emirati-backed Al-Hadhrami elite forces after the liberation of  Al-Mukalla  city and some Al-mukalla directorates in 2016, without charges or prosecutions.


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