Yemen releases 2 men convicted of trying to kill former US ambassador

January 14, 2008 16:18

Two men convicted of trying to kill the former US ambassador to Yemen were ordered released by an appeals court on Monday. According to their indictment, Hezam Ali Hassan, then 17, and Khaled Saleh, who was 18, followed the car of Ambassador Edmund Hull through the Sabeen area of San'a in 2003. Hassan, armed with a pistol and two hand grenades, climbed the wall of a store Hull had entered, the indictment said. Guards apprehended him before he could throw the grenades, it said.

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