Germany not obliged to extradite two Yemeni suspects
Germany is not obliged to extradite two Yemenis suspected of being members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network because it has no extradition treaty with Yemen, a justice ministry spokeswoman said Monday.
The spokeswoman, cited by AFP, said that Washington, which had asked Germany to arrest the men, had 40 days in which to file an extradition request and provide evidence against them.
Mohammad Ali Hassan Sheikh al-Moayad, the imam of Sanaa's main mosque, was arrested along with an alleged assistant named as Yahya Zayed at a Frankfurt airport hotel on January 11 and both are currently in custody.
Earlier this week, Sanaa expressed opposition to the American extradition request. (Albawaba.com)
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