Terrorist’s case shows Yemen’s flexible justice

March 1, 2008
International News
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“Jaber Elbaneh has been one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist suspects ever since he escaped from a high-security prison two years ago in Sana, the capital of Yemen.

So when Elbaneh, a 41-year-old American citizen, walked freely into a Yemeni courthouse where his conviction was being appealed Feb. 23 , the judge and the prosecutor were stunned. They asked him to show identification, which he did.” (International Herald Tribune)