In an exploit reminiscent of World War II prison camp movies, they got away through a 70-metre tunnel from their jail at intelligence headquarters in the capital, Sana’a, to a mosque nearby. It is unclear whether the tunnel was dug from inside the prison or the mosque.
The escape, last Friday, was reported by 26sep.net, a website belonging to the Yemeni armed forces newspaper. [color=darkred]The most important of the escapees is Jamal al-Badawi, regarded as a ringleader in the attack on USS Cole. Seventeen U.S. sailors died as two suicide bombers sailed alongside the warship as it refuelled in Aden harbour in 2000. Badawi was sentenced to death, but on appeal his sentence was reduced to 15 years in jail.[/color] [/quote]
Can someone explain how a man, who posed greater threat to American security can get his death sentence commuted, but current ones,including mental and physcially disabled prisoners are heading to the chair? :s