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Sanaa, Yemen - Jews Hold Protest Demanding Execution of Killer


June 28, 2010 | 12:10 pm

From vosizneias.com:

A small group of Yemeni Jews demonstrated today in Sanaa demanding a final ruling against a Yemeni man sentenced to death last year for killing a Jewish father-of-nine in 2008.

An appeals court in Amran, north of the capital, had in June last year sentenced Abdel Aziz Yahia al-Abdi, 39, to death by firing squad for the murder of Masha Yaish Nahari, a member of Yemen’s tiny Jewish community, in the town of Raydah, but the sentence must be confirmed by the supreme court.

Around 20 demonstrators gathered outside the supreme court and the ministry of justice demanding the speeding up of the court process, a media correspondent reported.

Read the full article at www.vosizneias.com.

The BBC has a photo from this event in their “Day in Pictures” site:

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