Yemeni Muslim sentenced to death for emailing Olmert

Monday, March 23, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A court in Yemen on Monday sentenced a local Muslim to death on charges of seeking to spy for Israel's Mossad spy agency, reported Reuters.

The court ruled that an email the man allegedly sent to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert recently proved his intent to conduct espionage on behalf of the Jewish state. Two other local Muslims connected to the convicted man were given light jail terms.

Upon hearing his sentence, the defendant cried out that he was being unfairly mistreated, and insisted that the charges against him were false, the fabrications of a police officer with whom he had an ongoing argument.

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