Yemen: Two sentenced to death after spying for Iran
The Yemeni state security court sentenced on Tuesday two Yemenis to death for spying for Iran and acquitted a third for lack of proof. According to SABA news agency, the court convicted Abdul-Karim Ali Abdul-Karim, 33, and Hani Ahmed Deen, 31, of spying for Iran and sentenced them to death.
The three defendants had been arrested in Aden province on June 9, 2008 for illegal contact with Iran and went on trial in October.
The defendants were accused of spying for Iran and handing over information, documents and photos relating to military secrets and the country's political, security and economic situation to the detriment of Yemen.