Yemen Will Not Extradite Radical American Cleric
June 8, 2010 - 5:17 AMThe Yemeni-American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is believed to be hiding in Yemen.
The Yemeni-American cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is believed to be hiding in Yemen since 2004.
Islamic Affairs Minister Hamoud al-Hitar said on Tuesday that Yemen is encouraging al-Awlaki to turn himself in.
He says Washington should provide proof of al-Awlaki's terrorist ties to the Yemeni justice system.
The U.S. says al-Awlaki is active in al-Qaida and has placed him on the CIA's list of targets for assassination, despite his American citizenship. Yemen's al-Qaida offshoot last month released a video of al-Awlaki calling for the killing of Americans.
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