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Former Iraqi agents face trial in Yemen for targeting Western embassies

[JURIST] Ahmed Salman Dawd al-Zubaidi, Ahmed Muthanna Jassem Ahmed Al-Aani, and Mohammed Mahdi Abderrahman Aasi al-Kanani, all Iraqi intelligence agents under the Saddam Hussein regime, entered pleas of not guilty Monday as they were arraigned before a Yemeni court for allegedly plotting to destroy the US and British [official websites] embassies in Yemen [government website]. Ali Rashed al-Saadi, a fourth suspect and the suspected ringleader, remains at large and was included in the proceedings in absentia. The court set the next hearing for August 28, at which time the defense will be permitted arguments, while the prosecution will present evidence against the four men, including four suitcases filled with explosives, confiscated when the men were arrested. AFP has more.

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