March 26, 2009
A man has been sentenced to death in Yemen having been accused of forging links with Israel.
Bassam al-Haidari, 26, was condemned after allegedly writing to Ehud Olmert, the then Israeli prime minister, offering to work as an agent for Mossad. Two other men were also convicted this week.
Israel denied any having had contact with the three men.
Ali Abdullah al-Mahfal, 24, was jailed for five years and Emad Ali al-Raimi, 23, was sentenced to a three-year term.