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7 Shiite rebels sentenced to death in Yemen | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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SAN’A, Yemen (AP) – A Yemeni judicial official says a court has convicted 14 Shiite rebels of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced seven of them to death.

The official says the defendants were followers of deceased Shiite cleric Hussein Badr Eddin al-Hawthi and formed a terror cell to attack government facilities, assassinate military leaders and poison water supplies feeding army camps. He spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because he was not authorized to talk to news media.

Since 2004, Shiite tribes have waged a rebellion in northern Yemen, demanding better treatment.