The Political Security has refused, for the third time, the bringing of al-Qaeda suspects to the Penal Specialized Court under al-Qaeda affiliation charges.
Lawyers of the defendants demanded the Attorney-General to order the Political Security to bring their clients to the court, pointing out that some of the defendants have been imprisoned for three years in the Political Security's custody.
They further asked to transfer the prisoners from the Political Security's custody to the Central Prison, pointing out that the former is not supervised by the Interior Ministry.
Yemen which is engaged in an endless war with al-Qaeda arrested in the past few months dozens of al-Qaeda suspects in Abyan, Shabwah, Aden, Hadhramout and other governorates.
Some of the arrestees were arrested while planning to attack security targets, security sources affirmed, pointing out that foreign nationals were among the captured militants.
The Yemeni authorities stated in July that they arrested a terrorist cell comprised of four Egyptians, two Jordanians, one Tunisian, one Somali and one Dagestan.
The Yemeni army stated that foreigners were among those who were killed, injured and arrested during its offensive conducted against al-Qaeda strongholds in Abyan.
The Popular Resistance Committees, in collaboration with the Yemeni army, conducted campaigns in Abyan in which they managed to arrest a number of al-Qaeda suspects.
The Yemeni army carried out an offensive in June in which it could cleanse Jaar, Zinjibar and Shaqrah, three main al-Qaeda strongholds, from the militants.