Yemen: Death sentence in USS Cole bombing upheld
The Sana'a appeals court upheld on Saturday morning a death sentence against Abdul-Rahim al-Nashiri in the case of attacking USS Cole destroyer off Aden seaport in October 2000.
The court, headed by Judge Saiyd Naji al-Qataa, also canceled the death verdict against Jamal al-Badawi to 15 years in prison. SABA reported. Last September, the Sana'a primary court had sentenced death verdict against al-Nashiri and al- Badawi. The attack on the USS Cole destroyer killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 23 others.