“Germany’s supreme court said Thursday it has approved the extradition of two Yemenis to the United States, where they are wanted on charges of supporting al-Qaida.”
“According to papers from a Brooklyn federal court supporting the extradition request that were released in March, [Ali Hassan] al-Moayad told an FBI informant that he supplied $20 million, recruits and weapons to bin Laden in the years before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.”
Twenty million! Nevertheless, “Yemen, an ally of the United States in the war on terrorism, has asked for both men to be returned to their homeland.”
“Officials there have said [Al-Moayad], a leading member of the Yemen’s Islamic-oriented Reform party, left his country for medical treatment in Germany 10 days before his arrest. The former legislator has asthma and diabetes. The arrest sparked street protests in Yemen, and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh raised the issue with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder during a visit to Germany in June.”
On what grounds?