Yemeni secessionist leader released by security forces

By REUTERS
August 18, 2012 22:11

 
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ADEN - A Yemeni southern secessionist leader who was arrested upon arrival in Aden from Britain on Wednesday said on Saturday he had been released by the security forces.

Ahmed Abdullah al-Hassani had been living abroad but Yemeni media reported last week that he was planning to return to meet other leaders of the southern secessionist movement in Aden, the capital of the former state of South Yemen.

He was then seized by a group of armed men who boarded the plane to arrest him, other separatist politicians said.

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